The fact is that anger is often righteous, as the Bible says. However, knowing when to be angry and how to direct that anger towards a solution is difficult. A reader asked an important question about how to manage anger in a family situation.
A GENTLE READER ASKS:
I....have a few family issues. And, I find my self with a LOT of pent up anger quite often. If someone could tell me how to release it (Without crying) I think i'd owe you my life.
My reply to this deeply personal question:
Now I am better. I’m happy to say police officers don’t point weapons at my face during traffic stops any longer. I am now polite, intelligent and well able to negotiate the stress of a traffic stop. This was not always the case early after I was a victim of being run over.
The undiagnosed medical reasons for rage are a major problem. An article in NY Times, reports:
''The brain basis for violent rage often goes unrecognized, and a great many patients with the problem are being given improper care,'' said Dr. Yudofsy, chairman of the department of psychiatry at the University of Chicago Medical School. ''This has been a huge unsolved problem for psychiatry.''