Two Ways To Use Your Anger For Good

Anger.  All of us get angry.  And most of the time, other people wouldn’t like us when we are angry.

I believe there is nothing wrong with anger in and of itself.  We all have the right to feel angry, and it is okay to be angry.  However, how we choose to express that anger is the key.  I did my first video post today, you can check it out below:

If you don’t want to watch the video and would rather read, here are the two ways your anger can be used for good:

  1. Anger usually is protecting something deep inside of us.  Either a wound or hurt or something sensitive from our past.  If we dig though that anger to see what is really going on, we can begin to address and eventually heal from that wound or pain from our past.
  2. We can use our anger to fight against injustice or something else in our community or world that “just isn’t right”.  I’m sure there is a cause or issue or group of people you want to fight for, use that anger to help them.  We can be the voice of the unheard and give people back their dignity and offer hope.   Our anger is a good place to start with that.

What do you think?  Are there other ways we can use our anger for something good?

(this is my first video post, so it is raw, but straight from the heart)

[This is Part Three in a Seven Part Limited Series called Weaponized Emotions.]

6 Comments

  • That was great, Jermaine! You’re always takin it up a notch! Thanks for being an inspiration to so many.
    I agree that anger can be used to reveal deeper layers. Once we do that, healing can begin. There’s nothing wrong with anger in itself – it’s what we do with it that counts.

  • Hey Robin,
    I agree, anger in itself isn’t wrong or “bad.” But anger seems to have such a negative connotation to it. Nobody has to go to love management classes. Maybe anger needs better P.R.? Thanks so much for commenting!

  • I agree with your two points about how we can use anger positively and have seen both at work in my life. Point #1 can be a painful process, but awesome when healing comes.

    I also think that all anger is not created the same. To me there is a big difference between being angry because someone cut you off in traffic versus being angry because someone abused you. I think that in cases where you’ve been hurt deeply, self examination can help us find out where we need to heal. If I get angry driving, for me personally, self examination reveals not that I have a deep hurt, but that I am deeply selfish and just want things my way.

    Love the blog!

  • What an insightful post. Self-examiniation is hard, but so worth it. I think it is easier when we do our own self-examination than when someone else decides to do it for us. Thanks for the comment J-Schwagg 🙂

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