Is our anger getting out of hand?

Nairobi, Kenya
March 17, 2016 4:03am CST
I read this story of someone who lost his life after an argument with his mate about who the best footballer in the world is turned tragic. It got me asking myself, are we becoming a society that lets anger take over?
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@adelevans (163)
• Ilford, England
17 Mar 16
Anger is an evil will tries to let human to do evil. Once anger takes over, we have no control to ourselves and give a damn to other. The incident you portraited is sick one. Killing in anger is disgusting. We should have control over our anger and fear. We must not let anger overtake us. Regarding the society, society itself is pathetic. They will never give us peace these day. They just try to point out our mistakes and they never try to appreciate our good sides.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Mar 16
I completely agree with you.
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@Shavkat (43884)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Anger management depends on how to intervene this kind of people. In that case you mentioned, it seems his anger drawn to a more serious psychological problem.
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@SIMPLYD (74024)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
I would like to think that it's because our foods are now laden with additives and preservatives that's why some people can't control their anger . And yes , even here , others were jailed because they killed somebody who overtook them or had an altercation with regards traffic.
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
17 Mar 16
That has something to do with it, but it seems to me also that shoot-em-up computer games breed a society which say it's okay to kill.
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@SIMPLYD (74024)
• Philippines
18 Mar 16
Sadly , yes this violent computer games seem to affect the outlook of people specially the growing kids about killing people or even animals
@TRBRocks420 (59025)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Mar 16
Yes, a lot of people really do let there anger get way out of hand.
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@else34 (13667)
• New Delhi, India
17 Mar 16
@makaujackson,Your apprehensions are not baseless.The world is getting more and more intolerant.Our anger is taking over us.
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@miniam (9308)
• Bern, Switzerland
17 Mar 16
Thats sad im sure there were underlying problems that no one noticed
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@PainsOnSlate (18793)
• Canada
17 Mar 16
Anger let loose can kill. I wonder why more and more will go to jail for life instead of using their brains and walk away from anger.
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• Mumbai, India
17 Mar 16
This is natural for a person to get angry but we need to keep it in control. Yoga and meditation can be a good options if one often loosing control. Before anger control you, you should control it.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Mar 16
I agree with you completely.
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@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
17 Mar 16
We all get angry from time to time, but most of us keep it under control.
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@TheHorse (50241)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Mar 16
That argument was just a cover for deeper anger between the two, I'm sure.
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@Lazyblogs (501)
• Chandigarh, India
17 Mar 16
Anger surely is getting out of hand emotion and needs to be controlled and people who have breakdowns should take anger managment classes to vent out this anger
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• Preston, England
17 Mar 16
terrible that someone resorts to violence over something as trivial as that
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@MALUSE (30367)
• Denmark
17 Mar 16
This is sad. But I doubt that it's a new phenomenon. I'm sure things like that happened already in the stone age.
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@Lucky15 (33758)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
Yes...anger is controlling some instead of them...controlling anger
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@JudyEv (92399)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Mar 16
I think perhaps we are. It is a really silly thing to argue so passionately about that you lose your life.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
19 Mar 16
Yes, anger seems to be taking over. Watch the news. Even the political scene has turned violent. I remember a news story about a man who killed his brother because he ate the last slice of cake. People are angry. I think it has to do with the water. For years, we were told to flush medicines we did not use. All those anti depressants, tranquilizers, pain pills and other things made their way to the drinking water. Who knows what else we are taking in with the water?
@shshiju (9050)
• Cochin, India
19 Mar 16
Anger, calm which is better? Please select the better option for the angry men.
@Shayani (256)
• Pune, India
18 Mar 16
Nowadays, priorities keeps changing in one's life and this has lead to expectations , and even worse unfulfilled expectations in most of us. Many a time people try of methods of distracting themselves from pain , anger, frustration and all. But many a times, these emotions are so strong that they started controlling us and harming us in a equal order. I have heard of severe consequences people face when they lost control on their anger, frustration and tend to ruin their own life.
@DWDavis (11151)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
18 Mar 16
It does seem that civil discourse is giving way to emotional diatribes and violence to settle arguments.
@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
17 Mar 16
I have seen a lot of anger recently as well and have to say it is what drove to raise the question "Why did you say that?" in a discussion as well (see below). Stupid little things seem to be tearing our world apart.
We all open our mouths from time to time and find that the wrong thing comes out, we say something insulting instead of something complimentary, we say...