Tuesday, December 4, 2007

anger

I got this in my e-mails and decided to share it. I thought it was all so true.

1. Pegs on Which to Hang Anger

"Behold, You [God] desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom."1

As a general rule, loved people love people and hurt people hurt people. And angry people, besides angering other people, are constantly looking for pegs on which to hanger their anger.

I was watching a TV interview recently and the person being interviewed was obviously a very angry person with a not-too-hidden agenda. This person avoided every question the interviewer asked and continued to spew out his bitter negative comments.

This type of person, who has a negative axe to grind, sees only what he wants to see and hears only what he wants to hear. And he will twist what he hears to make it match his distorted perception of reality. Reality is not on their agenda.

It's the same with people who have a critical attitude. They're angry too and are constantly looking for pegs on which to hang their anger. They will read into situations exactly what they want to see and hear as a way to avoid facing their own reality. They live in denial—an ultimately dangerous and self-destructive way to live.

2 comments:

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Very true!!

Hugs Terri

bojgill4375 said...

That is very true. Just like the person who is addicted to drugs. They want their friends on it. I use to tell my son this... "Isn't it funny that it is so easy to pick up someone's bad habits instead of good habits."  An angry person can really twist things. You know that you are a good person, right? Go from there and God loves you. Ask Him to take this thorn from your side. Let go of it as soon as you can and take care of your children and husband. Christmas will soon be here... take time out with your children and don't waste your time on the things that your sister said.  That was yesterday and this is a new day. God Bless and in my prayers, Janie