Barefoot Doctor Bit: What’s The Best Way To Manage Anger?
Barefoot Doctor: “It depends on whether your anger is aimed at one particular person or is just internal anger about life and ultimately yourself.
If it’s personal, then it never pays to lose your temper in the long run, even though it can be hard to control and momentarily exciting to let it go. Because it always tends to come back at you when you least expect it.
The cleanest way of managing anger is to realise it’s just one form of energy circulating inside you that needs to be gently but firmly released, such as by slipping off somewhere secluded and whacking the shit out of a pillow shouting ‘I hate you, I hate you, I hate you’ until all the energy’s spent. By doing this you’re implicitly no longer taking the drama which sparked your anger personally, which is key to coping with it properly.
General feelings of anger come back to your inner child’s omnipotence complex and feeling sorry for itself, either because life hasn’t worked out the way it expected or because someone has actually dared to not show it enough respect.
When you stop taking it all so personally, the anger tends to diminish automatically and you instead just feel happy to be alive even if life doesn’t go the way you thought it should.
Other good ways of releasing what’s essentially the wild animal within include going for a brisk run, climbing a mountain and hitting the dance floor.”
Questions by Skrufff.