It seems to me that anger is not always a bad thing. Can’t people be energized by their anger, focus, and attain fairness?

Yes, anger can be part of the motivation for achieving good. Yet, we have to make a distinction between anger within reasonable bounds (the emotion does not disable us, is not extreme) and anger that turns to resentment (a long-lasting and intensive anger that can lead to fatigue, distraction, and even physical complications). If we do not make this distinction, we could slip into resentment and conclude that it is good rather than dangerous in the long-term.

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  1. queendjh says:

    Anger is very real and can bring a person to a positive action. I suffered with anger to the point that I would black out. Once I started resolving issues in my past the anger began to take its rightful place. I found that if I could measure my anger on a scale of 1 to 10 it is anger related to the present time and issues. If my anger is above a 10 my anger is related to an issue in my past. This is how I am able to distinguish between good and bad anger.


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