Thursday, November 4, 2010

Isolation in Anger

Revenge? Revenge is weak. So why do people think that getting back at people will make then happy? I don't know? How do I know that revenge is wrong? Isaac Friedmann said "forgiveness is the sweetest revenge." And isn't it true? If the only person that can make you angry, or sad, or happy, is YOU, then of course it applies the same way for everyone else. Forgiveness is key. How do we find forgiveness? We must start with nonjudgement. I'm not saying that I'm perfect at this. I'm not even GOOD at it, but the first step is to be aware. If everyone thought like this, the world would be perfect, but its not. So how do we get by without strangling ourselves or someone else? We keep open minds. Anger is NEVER the answer. No matter how right it may seem in the moment, it will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Anger is something that one experiences alone. It's a cruel feeling that wears people down, makes them thin and old. If someone does something to spite you, to make you angry, should you spat back at them? Or maybe be the bigger person? Brush it off you're shoulders, move on. "The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget." -Thomas Szasz. This quote has a lot to say. Forgiveness doesn't mean that we need to go through the process again, we can learn from our situations. "Resentments are burdens we don't need to carry."


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