Saturday, 16 February 2013

Day 182: A New Angle on Anger: Re-Defining Anger

I’ve written on Anger in the following posts:



Old Definition:

I’ve lived anger / being angry in my life as merely an experience of displeasure within a framework of ‘justice’ – where I perceived some wrongdoing to have been done and get angry.



Dictionary Definition:

 an·ger                  [ang-ger]            
noun

1.            a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.
2.            Chiefly British Dialect . pain or smart, as of a sore.
3.            Obsolete . grief; trouble.
verb (used with object)
4.            to arouse anger or wrath in.
5.            Chiefly British Dialect . to cause to smart; inflame.

Playing with the Sound of the word:


Anger
Angle
Anchor
Angry
Angree
And Grieve
End Grief
And Give

Re-Defining Anger:

Looking at the construct of Anger I see there can be two Angles to see/live the word by, where in the one Angle of Anger one is Anchored by a point of Grievance where there is no space for mobility, no flexibility – just being stuck within a point of Grievance. Herein is also a form of Passivity because one is just Angry but there is no movement done to do anything about the Grievance. This is then an expression of Blame and Disempowering – where the more you participate within this form of Anger the deeper the Hooks of the Anchor dig themselves in keeping one stuck -- this is where Anger becomes dAnger when one is not a chAnger.

The second Angle of Anger I was looking at was from a starting point of Support –where Anger can be a point that Anchors you, keeps you from ‘floating away’ and Grounds one within Reminding what needs to Give in order to End All Grief. This is then an Active form of Anger and Self-Empowering as one places self as a chAnger. 
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