Have you noticed lately that everyone is becoming more edgy and cranky? Last week, The New York Times ran a story by Claire Martin about a business that provides “Anger Rooms”, where people pay to take a bat and beat up TV’s and other “smashable” objects to release their repressed rage.This new idea for a business doesn’t surprise me much as I have been noticing, at an alarming rate of increase, that people behind the wheel of their cars, or just standing on line getting coffee are, at best, short fused....more
When I heard that Fun Home was going on a National Tour, I got very excited and hoped it would come to Chicago. It did come to Chicago. It's running right now. I bought my ticket as soon as I was able. I've been giddy about it!Until today. Today, I considered skipping it. I considered swallowing the cost of the ticket to just stay at home....more
Many people need to control their anger by learning not to let it out. They can take anger management courses.My anger problem is keeping it all in. I never know when it's safe to let some of it out. And I don't think they have courses for that.Why do I need to let my anger out? Wouldn't I be happier and life be easier if I were pleasant and agreeable all the time?No. There are reasons I need my anger, and need to express it....more
I can't tell you who or what I am fuming about, but I am fuming. There comes a time in everyone's life where you have just had enough. I was at that place only minutes ago and this is my way of decompressing. I hope you don't mind.
Some people have such wise minds and tranquil spirits that they remain calm and forgiving no matter what the provocation. I'm not like that. Most of us aren't. When someone insults, inconveniences, disappoints, betrays, or annoys us, we tend to get angry. ...more
When you’re upset, has anyone ever told you to “just stop crying” or “don’t be sad”? Is it helpful? Is it that easy just to automatically stop crying or to feel differently (aka better) at a moment when you are really down? Unless you have super powers, it’s near impossible to change how you feel at the drop of a hat....more