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An Angry Month

April 29, 2012

It has been a very angry month.  And everything they say about rage is true.  It eats you up.  It is poison.  But still, knowing what they say about rage does nothing to make the rage subside.

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  1. la redactora permalink
    April 29, 2012 11:50 am

    No, anger really does not feel good, and does not bring out one’s best. But, as far as I can tell it stems from a survival instinct*–and so, women are not supposed to know about it, or be able to harness it. And, depression is definitely anger turned inward.

    Or maybe there is a difference between anger and rage. Maybe anger is the thing which is harness-able, and rage is blind.

    *In the more privileged I think it ends up being twisted into entitlement, and not getting all the things they are “entitled” to–since there is little danger of their not surviving or even being overly harmed. They can get angry, but they also get to play the “calm” and “sensible” card whenever they feel like it because they do not have any real skin in the game. Just look at U.S. foreign policy!

  2. Mary Sunshine permalink
    May 1, 2012 4:40 am

    Sharp as a tack you are, La Redactora.

    My life has been a continual state of rage. And abysmal depression. I don’t expect that to ever change.

  3. May 2, 2012 7:19 am

    There is an edge with rage that I can back away from, now. Years ago I was afraid I would go over that edge. Lately, I worry if I am flirting with the edge again. Everything I read about anger/rage (the real kind*, because I do agree that anger/rage can be had due to entitlement, petulance, and over all assholeness) only recommends some form of submission. It is the fucking submission to/with/in life that pisses me off to begin with. That in itself seems immature, “Why do I have to fucking submit?” Still. There seems to be a problem. It is difficult to accept the reality that life is full of injustices and to get along those injustices must be ignored.

    I have formulated that the real kind is when a person was disrupted as a child. Meddle with, molested, raped, etc all the things that deny the child from growing up without having to index shit. That is what creates the anger, the rage. Disrupting the impressionable years with bullshit that adults could have kept out of that child’s life.

    • la redactora permalink
      May 4, 2012 8:51 pm

      It is difficult to accept the reality that life is full of injustices and to get along those injustices must be ignored

      Yes.

      I have formulated that the real kind is when a person was disrupted as a child.

      Planting the seeds to how one reacts to things later in life, yes? Interesting. Do you think it can also come from the things that happen as an adult, or not?

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