- Damnit I was wondering how long I could go doing this before I missed a post. I never thought that I would only make it a single day.
- I know that I said today would be about Risk, but circumstances have changed things. Somewhat related to the topic of Selfishness, I think we’re gonna talk about Temper.
Anger, a psychologist once told my friend, is a secondary emotion. It pops up (sometimes very quickly) in response to another negative emotion – usually pain. Oftentimes, especially with people who consider themselves an authority, feeling disrespected leads to hurt that quickly turns to anger. And so Young David, who was developing the new, foreign concept of ‘self-respect’, couldn’t understand why he was suddenly getting angry at things.
It’s too late to type a long-winded spiel like last time, so I’ll cut to the chase – I lose patience with the people I care about and it hurts them. This happens to everyone sometimes, yes, but there is certainly a line where it becomes too much. Everyone has their unique situation, and thus their unique coping mechanism. Sometimes they fail, and when they do the only thing left is to find a new one.
Unfortunately, this process sucks. All I can do is offer a small blessing or bit of witchy magic:
Good luck and good blessings to all those struggling to retain the compassion for their loved ones when times get tough.