I am currently coming out of a rather lengthy angry phase, and I am so relieved! High time, I say!
Anger is not integral to my nature.
Some might say Life has given me more than enough reasons to be and stay forever angry - or seriously depressed, or something. The fact that I generally am not is my strength, for which I am eternally grateful! So yeah, when the occasional spell of anger (or sadness, or depression, or anything similar) hits, I am all too happy to celebrate its demise and help kick its butt right out the door!
I’ve never fully understood people whose integral natures are far gloomier or combative. I have tried. Please don’t misunderstand. I understand fully well when a chemical imbalance or some other natural disease is the root cause. And I have much empathy for these people as I know the huge hurdles they and their loved ones are up against: first finding someone gifted enough to happen upon the right diagnosis, and then finding the right balance of medication / therapy - all just to regain some semblance of a balanced and peaceful spirit. What an unimaginable yet very real nightmare for them and those who love them!
But I am not talking about them. It is those who seem to prefer conflict, anger, confrontation, rejection – in short, those who prefer to be miserable – that I can neither understand nor relate to. Whenever these types pop into my life, I invariably end up walking away from them before very long. I simply refuse to allow them in my life.
What are some of your thoughts on this topic?