What makes you angry?

Australia
January 16, 2007 3:48pm CST
Many responses to another discussion I posted said they only swore when they got angry, so I wondered what makes people angry. Anger and worry are two emotions that achieve no benefit. Why waste energy, risk heart problems and risk retaliation by getting angry? Does it achieve anything for you? Have you found the truth of "a soft answer turns away wrath"?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 07
I will try and put this as clear as possible lol What makes me angry is when I get messed about by the Goverment and treated by them the way I have been for the last Year What really gets me is when they do not know what they are doing I had an Hospital appointment this morning I got a call from Doctors Surgery yesterday Evening to say the Hospital has rang them to say it has been cancelled and to ring the number they gave me When I rang that Number they told me it is not down as Cancelled to ring back at 8 am this morning, now this sort of thing makes me angry, My Doctor did not know I had a Consultant appointment this morning so someone must have rang them Well this is the sort of thing that gets me mad it scares me as I am trusting these People with my Life and I am being messed about like this But that is the sort of thing that makes me angry
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• Australia
17 Jan 07
And very rightly so, Gabs. I can understand the frustration and anger there: being turned from pillar to post. I think health care is in a mess here and there. I certainly hope you eventually got your appointment and that you received good news to compensate for the trouble they put you through. Thanks for sharing that Gabs.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 07
I got my appointment but because they rushing as they running 45 minutes behind he didn't do no check up or anything and also because I might be moving he said to just let them know and they will take it from there No comment on the fact that I am having problems going up the Stairs no Breathing test no comment that my Lungs are hurting very much at the moment That is NHS here in the UK for you
• Australia
18 Jan 07
I'm so sorry to hear that, Gabs. I guess there isn't anything you can do unless things get worse. If they do, INSIST on seeing a doctor and having some tests. Refuse to leave until they do something. It shouldn't be necessary, but you'll have to do it. Is there someone you could take with you? Someone who could rock the boat a little?
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
17 Jan 07
Yes you are right anger and worry you achieve nothing out of them at all but sometimes you just cannot oneself from doing this. I do not like it but it is part of life but most of the time I find myself turning to God and asking him for his strenth in dealing with this and to not let me do this but in regards to worry I had over my worries to him and thank goodness forthe blessing of our lord as he has answered me and my husband this week as we could not do anything about it but to take our worries to the Lord.
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• Australia
17 Jan 07
Kathy, a lot of people won't understand what you are saying, and many will straight out disbelieve you, but I know the truth because I experience the same thing. I used to worry a lot, but I realised I couldn't achieve anything by worrying. When I took my worries to the Lord and asked Him to show me the way and undertake for me, He did. I know people will call it "chance" or say something about a changed disposition, but you and I know the REALITY of the Lord stepping into a situation. Thank you for your testimony and for sharing with us.
@Darkwing (21588)
17 Jan 07
I worry... I'm the original worry wart, but anger, I try to control. I will take a deep breath when I feel it bubbling up, and go for a solitary walk. There's nothing like nature to calm the soul and being alone, has its advantages. Half an hour or so, of walking in the countryside, and a few deep breaths, and I'll return to the scene and apologise for walking out. I suppose you call that anger management? :-)
• Australia
17 Jan 07
I used to worry, Darkwing, but I just figured it didn't do me any good, so I stopped worrying. I wonder what you would do to control anger if you lived here? I don't think you'd go for a walk. You'd probably pass out if you did - unless of course you became angry either before sun-up or after sun-down. I agree a "cooling off" time is a good idea. I'd just have to find a different way. Thanks for sharing again.
@berta67 (176)
• Virgin Islands (British)
25 Jan 07
I get angry when my workmates dosen't do their part of the job.I hate lazyness and when you let others do what you dont want to do yourself I think I am rather commom or not???
• Australia
26 Jan 07
Yes, that would make most people angry. Thanks
• United States
25 Jan 07
The thing that makes me the most angry is when someone tries to take advantage of me and treats me like crap. Another thing that really angers me is when someone is abused severely, such as a small child or an animal. I also get angry about other things, such as when the bills don't get paid on time or when rent doesn't get paid on time. I know that I shouldn't stress over these things, but I have been homeless before and have lived in my home for just over 4 years nows and I don't want to lose my stability and security.
• Australia
25 Jan 07
Any offence against a child is reason to be angry, and security is always a concern, especially when you've been in a position of having none. Thanks for sharing
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I do believe that there is much truth in that saying. I don't know what really makes me angry, there have been a few occasions, where I almost lost my temper, one being when a man hit my husband with his truck and almost ran him and my 2 year old son over.. I was quite angry. But I settled down, as did my hubby (which took a couple of minutes) and got over it. I think people who tend to get angry easily and worry all of the time, do not live fufilled lives like they should/could.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
23 Jan 07
also, when I do get angry/worried, I rely heavily on the grace of GOd, and he helps me to overcome my fear or my emotions. There is nothing wrong with anger in of itself, just the sin that usually results from it. But anger really isn't useful in the end.
• India
16 Jan 07
if anybody lies it makes me angry. i cant stand lie. be truthful and be honest. rather than telling lies and getting caught tell the truth.
• Australia
17 Jan 07
Lying doesn't really achieve much, does it? It usually only leads to more lies. Honesty is always the best policy - and you don't need a good memory if you tell the truth.
• Colombia
16 Jan 07
I get angry when something don't work and when the people make me angry =P
• Australia
23 Jan 07
It can be frustrating when something doesn't work - especially if it is the computer! But does getting angry fix it? When people get you angry, you are giving them a victory. When you refuse to get angry, you have the victory.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
16 Jan 07
waiting for people makes me angry. i mean really angry. i am working on this.
• Australia
17 Jan 07
Waiting for people who are late can be difficult. Punctuality is a good virtue. I guess you really have two things to work on: impatience and anger. I don't know that it is a cure for impatience, but I have found that the older I get, the more patient I become. Thanks for sharing with us.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I am really really trying hard not to get so angry at things outside my control but, I HATE WILL FULL IGNORANCE! There are far to many people in this world who are completely aware of the fact that they are wrong in their approach to life, yet they willfully remain ignorant and refuse to learn on their own. The information is presented to them, yet they continue on in the most backwards ways.