You gotta watch where you step when traversing the minefield of pop psychology. Their reliance on slogan's and feel good drivel is window dressing to hide the fact that you are just as much a target for the bookseller, as you are for the nut job you are seeking shelter from.
"Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
Sounds really good.
If this is true, then anger is like jumping off a tall building and landing on the person you resent so they end up shitting in a plastic bag for the rest of their life.
"Anger, is like poisoning your cat and waiting for your neighbor's cat to die." The end result is one less cat in the world. And his cat is not the cat that keeps puking on the throw rugs.
" It's not anger that is the enemy. It's what people do with the anger that counts."
I still want to write "Barbara is a fuck pig" in a 5000 point font using "round up" on her front lawn.
But it would be wrong.One website listed a song to run through your head if you feel you are losing your temper. It's called:
"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me."
I wrote a song of my own. It's called:
"Let there be anarchy and let it begin with me forcing the cat down the toilet and flooding the apartment downstairs.
It's a therapeutic thing to do, a therapeutic song to sing. and it's therapeutic to let your unsuspecting step daughter go in there without telling her there is 20 pound's of spring loaded fury waiting to be liberated.
I could get used to unmitigated anger.
Maybe sociopath's are on to something.
Maybe I should join the Barbarian's way of thinking.
After you divest yourself of empathy, compassion, warmth, feelings, loyalty, truth, fidelity, reliability, devotion, honesty, respect, selflessness, and integrity, everything else is a piece of cake.