Anger – Who Do You Blame For Yours?

Have you ever noticed how angry people seem to be? They can fly off the handle for the least little thing. Insignificant events become valid excuses to full 3d real mink false lashes out at someone or something. The damage they do can be irreparable. The pain they can cause others is inhumane. Sadly, there are those who have an “oh well” kind of attitude, as though they feel justified in lashing out without consideration for those they target.

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Some even try to justify their thoughtless full 3d real mink false lashes by blaming others for their anger. “You really made me mad so this is your own fault!” Others relinquish responsibility by claiming they have no ability (power) to control their behavior. “I can’t help it. I have a really bad temper. It’s just the way I am.”

While I do agree that everyone has a right to get angry and that anger is a necessary and useful emotion, I do not believe that anyone ever has the right to use their anger in a destructive manner. No on has a right to hurt another living creature or to damage personal property when angered.

What most people don’t realize is that they are 100% responsible for how they feel. No one has the power to make you feel anything. Every feeling is generated by a thought. Imagine that: what I think determines how I feel.

Yesterday it rained. This summer has been plagued by drought. As the grey skies opened up to release much needed precipitation, I thought to myself “How wonderful! We really need this rain.” I felt a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the soggy weather conditions. Later on, when I spoke to a friend, she was really bothered by the situation. “This stinks,” she said. “I hate rainy days. They’re so gloomy.” She felt annoyed and depressed and somewhat angered. Funny, we were both having the exact same experience yet we had such opposing emotions.

If some occurrence has the ability to determine how we feel, then shouldn’t we both have had the same feelings, since the event was the same? But we didn’t. The only difference was in what we each thought about it. And thought is a choice. I alone get to decide what I think. I can certainly choose to look at things the same way my friend did and in all likelihood would cause me to share those same emotions.

I can also change how I feel if I’m not happy at that moment. I can choose to reevaluate the situation and focus on the benefits and beauty of rain. Making that choice can have a significant impact on my sense of well being and fill me with a peace and ease. It’s as simple as that, really.

Life is not about truth and reality. Life is about perception and perception is how we choose to look at things: people, events, our self, the world. Reality has little if anything to do with our happiness or lack of. Anger, as with all emotions, comes from thought. If I change what I think, I change what I full 3d real mink false lashes .

My husband cannot put a dirty coffee cup in the sink (which happens to be where I think it belongs). As intellectually brilliant as he is, he consistently leaves them where ever he takes his last sip. I find them all over the house. When we were first married, I used to get really angry at him (“he’s just lazy; he doesn’t care about me; who does he think I am, his mother?”) All of these thoughts ran through my head and the more I focused on them the angrier I became.

And we act out what we feel. So guess what? I’d get angry with him either directly or indirectly. That didn’t help our marriage. Asking him to remember to put them in the sink didn’t work either. Most often, he’d just forget to do it. So rather than let it bother me, I decided to change my thoughts. Every time I’d see an empty coffee cup lying around, I’d remind myself of how lucky I am to have a wonderful husband with so many great qualities. Add to that a reminder that in the whole scheme of everything in life that is worth getting upset about that this is on the bottom of the list, way on the full 3d real mink false lashes.

A simple shift in perception changed the whole experience for me. It’s that easy to relinquish anger, really.

Janet Pfeiffer, internationally known motivational and inspirational speaker, TV host and personality, and award-winning author is a leader in anger management and conflict resolution. She serves as a consultant to the U.S. Army, U.S. Postal Service, Hoffman-LaRoche, United Way, NJEA and others. Janet has spoken at the United Nations and Notre Dame, writes a column for the Daily Record and has been published in Woman’s World Magazine as well as many others. She appears frequently on TV including Fox TV, NBC News, and Steve Adubato. Janet’s recent books include “The Secret Side of Anger” (endorsed by Dr. Bernie Siegel) and “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Vol. 3” (co-authored with Mark Victor Hanson of Chicken Soup for the Soul).

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Janet is the founder of The Antidote to Anger Support Group, a board member of the World Addiction Foundation, an instructor at a battered women’s shelter and former co-host of a radio show.


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