Written by Mayrose Cid-Luis
“I have written this blog as a GIFT to myself and to my fellow MOTHERS and WIVES around the world on MOTHER’s DAY, May 11, 2014.”
MY DEAREST FELLOW WIVES AND MOTHERS,
The role of a mother is a tall order. It entails surmounting tasks and obligations such that from time to time it would neccesitate her to be extremely patient and tolerant. It is during these times that her temper is challenged…thus, the need for ANGER MANAGEMENT.
I therefore, dedicate this blog to you that you may be GUIDED by its principles and learn how to deal with the BIG challenges that you may inevitably encounter during your journey through motherhood. May the Grace of the Lord, the Giver of life together with the Father and the Holy Spirit be with us all…
In today’s society, ANGER has grown undeniably RAMPANT! Among other factors, movies, video and computer games featuring violence, anger and destruction may have contributed to this sad fact. Even the titiles of popular games have ANGRY already in them like “ANGRY BIRDS”. “ANGRY GRAN” among others. Hence, not only adults but also young people of various ages should learn how to deal with anger.
Amazingly, ANGRY BIRDS have been downloaded over 300 million times. It’s on track to reach 1 billion downloada in the not too distant future. And here where it gets SHOCKING-people play Angry Birds 200 million minutes per day! That’s equal to 16 years of game play every hour of every day (Lev Masin).
You could just IMAGINE how many people gets virtually angry every second and every minute of the day. What can they get than the carastrophic consequences it does to their subconscious minds? Apparently unknown to them, is the fact that these games have a strong negative impact on their subconscious minds that even when they are not playing, the idea that it is okay to be angry, violent and destructive lingers on.
FACT: As humans, we were created to experience and feel various emotions, and that includes anger. Subsequently, it is also a FACT that everyone must have to deal with ANGER from time to time.. Feeling angry at times therefore, is but a NORMAL reaction. However, when ANGER is blown out of proportion, it can be destructive to self and others.
ANGER is defined as a STRONG feeling of annoyance, displeasure, wrath and hatred. It is the general term for a sudden VIOLENT displeasure. The overall effects of anger are enormous. Frustrations tell us, “I am not getting what I want”. And eventually anger causes us to fall into SIN: violence, crime, maltreatmen, abuses of any kind and so on.
Thus, it can be said that it is the the STRONGEST and WORST of all passions.
TWO TYPES OF ANGER:
1. PASSIVE ANGER- stockpiling resentments that are expressed behind people’s backs such as gossiping, secretly putting people down or simply just keeping the anger to oneself without any “harmful” action/s.
2. AGRESSIVE ANGER – can be expressed by intentional untoward behavior towards another person such as bullying, destructiveness, vengeance, hurtfulness and other unpleasant behaviors.
EITHER of these two can be detrimental to self, others or both.
Just HOW widespread is hostility and anger? VERY!