Anger

There are 10 ways to deal with anger.

Flee (Run)
Deny (Ignore the problem)
Incorporate (Passive aggressive withholding of anger)
Vent (Uncontrolled release)
Release (Through sports, yoga, complaining, sex, etc.)
Attack verbal/emotional (Lashing out with verbal or emotional anger)
Attack physical (Lashing out with physical violence)
Problem Solve (Like a scientist, trying to use critical thinking to disarm the cause of the anger)
Split Personalities (Anger alters mood, perception or personality)
Intercede (Get someone else to fix the problem)

How do you deal with your anger?

When you think of “anger”, you may think of the world famous, Marvel comic book character, the Incredible Hulk.  The Hulk has recently become even more popular, due to the character’s appearance in the wildly successful Avengers movie. In the movie, the mild mannered and highly intelligent, Bruce Banner, becomes the super strong and nearly indestructible Hulk when he becomes angry. 

Unfortunately, the Hulk becomes relatively stupid and has only a shadow of the intellect previously possessed by Banner. This is an excellent metaphor. 

“Anger”, channelled correctly, can be a tremendous asset, offering added strength, courage, endurance and determination. 

Unfortunately, just like the Hulk character, there are drawbacks to the power. 

Anger tends to dull reason, stunt precaution, eschew discipline and cloud judgement.

Just as the character, Logan AKA Wolverine, in the X-Men comics (and later movies) who has an animalistic side with a highly volatile temper, ultimately embraces Japan’s samurai culture in his mythos, in an effort to gain control of his beastly rage, so too should we, the embattled. But just as Logan seems to know there may be a time and place to un-cage his inner beast, so too should we stand by our inner gate, in times of ultimate desperation, with key in hand.

Channelled anger, properly focused and harnessed, can be one of your most powerful tools and one of your deadliest weapons.

Violence should always be a last resort, but sometimes we are clinging to our last option and there is a time and place for all things.

Read “Rage Amplification” to further understand the intricacies of incorporating your anger, channelling it, multiplying it and then unleashing it on your opponent.

Rage Amplification can make you your own Hulk, in your own time of need, should the occasion arise.

Likewise, though a more reserved and controlled Logan may be a happier person and a more desirable member of society, it’s the rage-filled Wolverine berserker, who may be called upon at times as the greater warrior.





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Dario Artavia - 12/13/2013 1:52:32 PM
Anger Is an important part of our lives, I think that in the past it was an extremly important instinct to survive trough the wild jungle. It makes us even stronger and faster than in a normal enviroment, now days this kind of strength is no longer necesary and we don´t know how to focus that energy. I think that is why human kind is always looking for war and fights for no reason!

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