Does anger really cause long term health problems? Because if it doesn’t, then I can’t think of a better tool to get your goals and priorities in the right places. I may not admit it in my conversations with my father, and I may not consider it to be the best topic of discussion when I’m trying to talk my way into an inspiring huddle. But the fact remains, I have never witnessed something more powerful than true anger, when it’s about clearing out your own self.
I’m not trying to re-enact a Sith-Lord propaganda here, and like billions of other fans, I too appreciate the subtle hint of peace and love hidden under “The force” in all of Lucas’s ventures. But at the same time, I also believe that if properly channeled, your anger can make you do things you couldn’t do in a million years or more. It’s easy to understand why a song with the lyrics “Saada Haq” turns into an anthem for the Indian youth. The message is loud and clear. You just want to reclaim what’s yours. It happens when someone tries to stop you from doing the dearest thing in your life. Could be something very huge, like a passion, or could be something as small as a habit.
It doesn’t matter. Whether you’re angry because someone won’t let you sing, or because they won’t let you smoke, you’re nevertheless angry at the authority that exerts itself. On other occasions, you may be angry towards the nonchalant attitude of a certain peer group that refuses to acknowledge your beliefs. Your anger starts breeding in some deep-seething corner inside your head and pushes you to start planning your steps. True, it may stem from a darker emotion. But it begins there.
Where it takes you, is totally your call.