Although emotional pain is formed from anger, we tend to direct it at those who have nothing to do with how we feel. Instead, we unconsciously carry the issues long after they’re finished and become bitter.
When continued, anger turns corrosive, and that causes us to become embroiled in our own personal battle, as we begin to shift our angry internal thoughts, on to others. It’s the most destructive and toxic of human emotions that eventually turns us into victims.
It gets us nowhere and it’s us who pays the ultimate price. Anger can:
- Exacerbate and prolong mental and emotional pain;
- Stop us from living in the present;
- Interfere with us cultivating healthy relationships,
- Lead us to doubt and question our relationships and connection with others;
- Lead to anxiety and depression if left to build up;
- Also lead to cynicism and distrust in our relationships and between family and friends;
- Make us feel negative and unhappy;
- Create feuds in relationships, prompting others to say something or for them to turn away from us;
- Also compromise our emotional and physical health;
Sadly, the truth is that it’s easy for us to become obsessed, angry and bitter at the injustices of life and we fall into the trap of blaming others, who aren’t the perpetrator.
But even though bitterness my start out as hurt, it’s not an excuse us giving others a hard time, particularly if and when our anger has nothing to do with those we share our life with.
Anger tends to start through an injustice that isn’t corrected and is left to fester and usually starts in childhood.