Aggresion

… or, “I’m going to get you!”

  

 I’m an aggressive person.  So are you. You just have to drive to work in the morning to see how aggressive everyone is.  We’re programmed that way.  every day, we absorb tension like mercury in a fish.  Your boss yells at you, you have to wait in line for lunch, any of a million things can add tension to your life.  Some things in our lives just add a little tension, others add a lot.

 

 Fear feeds it, anger feeds it.  It gets more powerful unless you find ways to dissipate it.  Like I said, we’re programmed to exhibit rage, wrath, or flight when we’re under pressure.  Society gives us different ways to express our rage without violence.  I use video games most of the time.  If I’m having a really bad week, I may play a little obsessively, but it’s usually enough to keep me on an even keel the rest of the time.  I don’t drive angry or tailgate.  I don’t get mad at work or at the people I care about.  That would all be mis directed anger.  there are plenty of anger inducing triggers out there which I try to funnel into conquering the world, killing aliens, questing for relics, and plundering the Spanish Main.

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3 Responses to “Aggresion”

  1. glorious Says:

    You are correct in that we have many challenges every day. How we deal with them is testament to who we are. I lose my temper most with the one I love the most. I suppose that is because I am secure in his love.

  2. jackalope Says:

    I used to be a lot more angry. Since I got this illness I find I have become Zen about many things. I rarely lose my temper (to the point where I wonder if I’m normal). I do feel the sting of injustices to myself and others, but don’t hang on to the feelings like I used to.

  3. Nicola Says:

    If I cannot use any aggression positively elsewhere – then the games get it !

    I always try and funnel it elsewhere into something positive.


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