Many of us are feeling it these days; anger over the economy, lost
jobs, AIG bonuses, and lots of other not so pretty and unfair things.
I heard a piece on NPR about a business called Sarah's Smash
Shack in San Diego. You can actually rent a "break" room, complete
with safety goggles, wires for your MP3 player and plenty of dishes
to smash, in order to vent your pent up rage!
Some actually say this kind of behavior, instead of ridding, fuels one's
anger and can even make the problem worse. Or could it actually be
a therapeutic, safe way to vent, without completely wounding the
spirit of everyone around you?
We all know that constantly livid individual, who habitually showers
their rage on everyone around them. You would think, if they rid
their system of the mean reds, as Holly Golightly calls them, they
would be a calm, happy person. But no; the more they rage, the
worse it becomes.
Being a typical Libra, I tend to tip my scales in an effort to balance
a problem, in a teeter totter kind of way. I hold it in, until my little
scales are at the breaking point. Ask my kids, they'll confirm the fact.
I'm patient...patient...calm...calm...and then...whammy! With no
warning, all hell breaks loose. But only for a minute, of course. I
don't make it a lifestyle, but I admit, my tea kettle does reach it's
boiling point every now and again. I think if there's a healthy
cathartic avenue to release anger, it's a good thing, for everyone
What do you do with your anger? Would you visit a "smash shack"
in your neighborhood, if one were available?
Anger is an acid that can do more harm
to the vessel in which it is stored
than to anything on which it is poured.