A great discussion on why harboring anger hurts you the most.
I used to have quite a nasty temper. I just wrote it off as part of being a passionate, temperamental artist type with strong convictions. My dad always used to ask me “Why are you angry? Anger is a pointless emotion.” Of course, this just made me more angry- everyone knows not to tell a really pissed off person to “just calm down-” it feels very belittling. I, like so many others, did not think that I had control of my emotions.
Recently, though, I’ve been realising more and more how right he was. Directing negative energy at someone is a whole lot worse for you than it is for the recipient of your energy. Stewing anger for someone does not magically cause that person to feel upset or have an anvil fall on his head; all it does it brew negativity inside of you. Even expressing negative emotions towards…
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