Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Releasing Anger

For awhile now, I have been aware of being so fucking angry. I've been angry at politicians; at the people around me; at the left; at the right. I've been angry about money. I've been angry about security pat-downs that don't make us safer and people who claim to want the Constitution upheld on one hand, while shredding it on the other. I've been angry at people who hate and I've been angry at people who are apathetic. I've get the idea.

Talking to friends and acquaintences, I've learned there is a lot of anger going around right now. You can't turn on the news or open a website without hearing someone yelling about something. And you know what happened? About a month or so ago, I got angry with myself.

See, this anger isn't me. I'm the one who has been accused of being, dare I say it, Polly-Anna about life. And I miss that. So I'm choosing to not be angry about ... everything ... any longer. Honestly, I think the world could use a little more peace right now, anyway.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Anonymous said...

Anger as a choice...I need to work on that one, I think.

Rose said...

Happy Thanksgiving Pobble! I am glad that you are no longer angry. I think all of us have been angry this year for so many reasons. But right now I am choosing to stay focused, to write out my feelings and to move forward in peace. There will be times I become angry again, but I will do it in peace.

Hermes said...

I also used to be lessa ngry. but I think there are some things to be genuinely angry about. I just need to find a more constructive way to release anger than through my fists. But... soooo satisfying.

Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Yeah... I gotta work on that one myself. Wish me luck.

BostonPobble said...

Mike C ~ The key is to feel it so long as it serves you. Once it stops serving you ~ or if it doesn't at all ~ then it's time to let it go. Please don't hear this as my saying this is easy, though. ;)

Rose ~ EXACTLY! And Happy Thanksgiving to you, as well.

GOML! ~ I am all for being angry when there is reason to be angry and when it is necessary. It's the unnecessary anger I'm needing to let go of. Boxing is lovely. I highly recommend it.

GSH ~ You know I do. *sigh* You know I do.