I have watched Pharell William’s Happy video over 300,000 times (Obviously that isn’t true). But for some weird reason that video keeps me smiling each time I watch it and I’m always forced to dance to the rhythm- Even though I’m not exactly a good dancer. Well if you don’t like the video, you don’t need to worry because it has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
Everyone wants to be happy. It’s naturally a wonderful feeling. But while I think being happy is great, there are times when we need to recognize WHY we should get angry – When to release anger. I’m not saying you should instantly become angry or force anger on yourself, NO!
There’s really nothing wrong in getting angry and I’ll tell you why.
After my phone Crashed last month – a time I didn’t expect it to – I realized the importance of anger. (That isn’t exactly true)
Have you ever been told to stay calm, respond instead of reacting, or to turn the other cheek only to be slapped the second time??
For a short time I thought this was OK, but that’s not the case. Anger is necessary; it’s an emotion that should be used and not suppressed.
The Truth is:
It’s okay to get angry when you lose someone you Love.
It’s okay to get upset when despite all the efforts and campaigns for #BringBackOurGirls, our girls sadly are still at Large.
It’s okay to get angry when you’re expecting to go to the Cinemas to Watch Chimamanda Adichie’s adaptation of HOAYS and NFVCB delays it’s release without any explanation just yet.
Of course it’s okay to get Angry when you need to use your phone and PHCN strikes the moment you plug it in the socket to Charge.
It’s okay to get angry when someone hurts you. Everyone is human.
It’s totally fine to get angry when you’re Broke.
Unexpected circumstances have left you broke, you’re barely scraping through to be able to feed, but at the same time, you have dreams and goals you hope to achieve someday soon. But it’s impossible (right now). The frustration! It’s normal that at some point you get angry.
It’s okay to get angry when someone takes you for a fool.
You’re always helping other people out. You’re kind and happy most of the time, and you would do anything to see others be happy. Then someone abuses you, they take advantage and takes your kindness for weakness. What are you going to do? Well, maybe you’ll warn them not to take advantage of you. But they continue, so what do you do now? It’s Okay to Use your anger to let them know you are not someone who allows others to walk all over them!
It’s okay to get angry when someone you love cheats on you.
I think this goes without explanation. Like they say “the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
It’s Okay to get angry when the system isn’t working. You see the Rich become richer and the poor become even poorer!
It’s okay to become furious when someone steals from you.
Anger is actually a release mechanism that allows us to deal with things that are not right. Anger is a necessary part of life, even if nobody talks about it.
Anger is temporary, but useful. It’s useful because it’s a release of an emotion and also because it can guide you to take action on the things you don’t like! For example, if you don’t like something in your life that does make you angry, it can allow you to make changes to improve your life. Anger drives people to demonstrate on the streets over a government’s unfavorable policy. Anger causes people to take that bold step to walk away from relationships that isn’t growing them.
I’m hoping this “uncommon” way of looking at anger improves our lives and also allows us deal with issues responsibly.
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