Does everyone have the ability to solve the problem under any given situation? I have my doubts about myself. If there is a problem, how does a person react? I do not know how to solve it? I panic and I get defensive and start yelling at them for ruining my time and in turn I become so miserable for longer time interval.
Unfortunately, I only yell at people who are close to my heart and know for sure that they will not hold grudges against me for yelling at them. I lash out harsh words that really hurt them and later, when I cool down, it hurts me for speaking that way. Well, I can never take my words back. It has already caused the irreversible damage. Is it not? I often wonder why my emotions in general are so intense.
There is a clear need to find a way to control my anger. I am making someone accountable for my inability to handle a situation or being not prepared well enough to think through scenarios. Why should I let someone have their impact on me? I question myself from time to time and yet I cannot stop myself. It is no excuse. It is the time to learn to find a solution to the problem, than displaying anger by shouting.
The other reason I found is, some of the anger on a person stems from my past interactions, or them being mean to me at one point of time in life (even though they are sweet and nice people now), or used me to their advantage. I am also angry on myself for certain things from the past. I am stuck there. My best and dearest one suggested me to put things in perspective. The only way to get ahead is to learn to not repeat the same mistake and move forward. Forgive yourself and forgive others that caused you so much pain and be a free spirit. True, but It is easier said than done.
Anger seems to be more damaging mentally. I need a way out and I am determined to find a solution to this recurring problem.
What about you folks? How do you get past your anger if you have such intense emotion? How do you deal with the situation? I really am looking forward to hearing from you that will help me some way to get past and look beyond the anger.