Anger Mismangement: If everyone makes you angry then clearly you are the problem

We hear a lot of talk these days about anger management and frankly a lot of it just makes me really mad (that’s a very revealing sentence)! At the office or at home it’s hard to tell what the real solutions actually are. It is very true that we are responsible for our own emotions. However, if we are surrounding ourselves with people who make the same mistakes over and over again that’s our responsibility too, if we have the power to do something about it. If you have a tendency to be cranky naturally, you may need to take a long look at whom you are spending your time with on a day-to-day basis. The big question is: Are you willing to do everything you can to keep your emotions from causing you big problems, and are you willing to help those around you understand what may be the fuel for your anger. Now, some of you who are reading this blog today may think that I am creating some sophisticated form of blame deflection. And, I will admit, like most of us that I have blamed people seemingly without justification. But that does not negate the fact people have done things to us that would make Mother Theresa snap! Most people who freak-out because they are low on paperclips obviously have other issues. Handling those issues and making sure you have a lot of back-up paperclips would more of a total solution. If everyone makes you angry then it’s clearly you. If the anger is connected to a single person or situation, then we are responsible for finding new people or new situations. If this blog ticks anybody off then I’m willing to say that it may be me!

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