Anger can be good for you

@winterose (39922)
Canada
March 28, 2008 3:14pm CST
many people think that being angry is wrong, and always a fault, it is simply not try, anger is an emotion that is perfectly healthy when used in the right condition, if you are always angry then you have a problem that needs to be dealt with but if you always hold in your anger you have a problem too, your body reacts with different ailments and you can end up depressed. releasing some of that anger is healthy. do you think anger can be good for you? are you the type of person who is angry all the type, only when it is necessary or never because you feel guilty when you are angry so you keep it all in. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080326164434.htm
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@kbourgerie (8774)
• United States
30 Mar 08
If anger can be healthy for you than I am in tip top condition. I don't know what is wrong with me lately, but it just seems like I'm so easily irritated. I do have alot of things going on at home though that upset me and I'm the kind of person that yells about it and then I'm done. I don't harbor it by any means.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
30 Mar 08
justified anger is healthy, but being angry all the time is not, it sounds like you are very stressed out right now, I suggests perhaps some breathing exercises, mediation, warm bath, even exercise, and talking out the problem with someone without snapping at them
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@NotaBene (111)
28 Mar 08
Like all emotions, anger should be released, but in a way that doesn't interfere with the rights of others and isn't harmful to yourself. A punching bag for example would be useful for releasing stresses. It is not acceptable, however, to hit someone regardless of how angry you are at them. I think anger is better diffused by solving the problem that caused you to be angry in the first place.
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@winterose (39922)
• Canada
28 Mar 08
yes great points! exercise is a wonderful outlet.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
1 Apr 08
Personally, I do agree that anger can be good for you. Perhaps it is because of this that I do get angry unconsciously. The emotion buttons just get triggered easily. I just feel it is allright to be angry. Perhaps the problem lies in how we express our anger. It is the way of expression that makes many conclude anger is bad. By releasing our anger, we are releasing the penned up emotions and naturally, reduces stress.
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• Canada
4 Apr 08
My husband and I were talking about this the other night. I get angry, but I control it, and I use it to motivate me into action. Unfortunately my husband tends to RE-act, where I act. He is, however, learning from my example, and not reacting as much as he used to. He's seeing the outcomes of my productive anger, and wants it for himself too. I'm neither agressie nor passive, and I do quite well at getting what I want.
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