Frustration and anger cripple calmness. They uproot peace, leaving a person tossing and turning in bed at night.
Life makes all of us experience frustration, agitation, and anger. The reasons behind these negative emotions are many – from personal relationships to personal and professional struggles and familial issues – we all have been at the spectrum where despair had us clutched.
Now there are means and help for people to cope with despair, but these emotions can become a rage if it’s not dealt with.
What births rage within us, though? It is always what we experience? Chances are no. Rage is more of an external impact on our existing frustration. When we go through a situation that is testing every ounce of our patience, we start to fear losing our grip over the situation. That fear leaves us fuming, and we end up lashing out at our surroundings.
The effects of lashing out are far severe and can have a life-long impact on our life, even on our growth. Let’s take the simplest of road rage as an example. It is a result of impatience. For some people, entitlement senses that they do not need to wait, while for others, it is the urgency of reaching somewhere.
When rushing, people are late for various reasons once again. From time management issues to getting caught up in last moment things, which boils us all the more. As a result, we end up lashing out at everything that comes before us. We do not pause for a moment to reflect on our actions and their impact, allowing anger to get the best of us.
That anger and moment of frustration are far catastrophic than we can imagine. Many accidents result from road rage, where drivers and passengers pay the cost of their lives because of one person’s piling emotions.
Road rage is not all the damage that we witness. Rage damages a person’s ability to see their development. Rage is an extreme case of anger. It is a fit of frustration where we lose control. At that moment, we get so blinded by anger that we do not take note of our actions, let alone be worried about its consequences. The damage that was done at the expanse of anger only adds to our fury, creating a drift of endless frustration.
The point of concern here becomes when the piling of negative emotions cuts us off from our abilities and strength. We no longer acknowledge our good side and efforts, leading to further unhappiness.
These emotions work in sync to push us into the pits of dissatisfaction and perceived failure. While we may not necessarily be failing, rage blinds us. It makes us think of everything as bad.
So even if we were taking a step forward, our emotions would tell us how burdensome the process is, eventually tiring us to a point where we would give up. Then, all that we worked for would be in vain. We would no longer have the willingness or motivation to get back up.
While this damage would be reversible initially, it would turn irrecoverable if we would continue to cave into a rage. As a result, our growth would stop. It will not be even a stunt – it will come to a halt.
The effects of this are only adverse and rather obvious to be stated. Think about it, did you come this far in life only to let anger dictate your future negatively? If not, then why let rage prevail?
Rage goes beyond the road and surely leads to the grave. From dreams and passion to relationships, rage kills all that it consumes. The decision you would need to make here is what matters to you – your future or the sudden decline your life is heading toward?
If you are choosing your future, you would need to revert to the path of peace and contentment. There are many ways to gain control, though the initial step you would have to take would be a decision.
The decision of wanting to gain control falls above all forms of assistance to manage your anger. It is the initial step you take to tell your mind you want to change things. A common myth people have is that anger management comes from therapy or medication, although it comes from the power of conviction.
No assistance can help you with anything if your mind does not agree to it, so why let anger get the best of you? Why let rage define your future, for which you have worked hard.
You may not see your progress because the negative emotions make you lose your focus. However, why let negativity prevail? Why let the negative take you off your path?
Instead of focusing on the negative emotions that induce rage, you can try to reverse things to be successful again.