Daily Stoic Entry #162: How Often Is Anger More Destructive Than What Caused It?
June 11th, 2022
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Always, well, almost anyway. Practically speaking it often makes the situation worse after the fact. Whatever caused the anger in the first place. The destructive part to me has less to do with the practical matters but it has to do with your spirit. Holding onto anger is poison to the soul, letting it fester and fester turn you into a resentful person. It costs precious energy better spend on other better things in your life.
Holding to unproductive emotions in general is destructive to your current condition. as well as your future. When you hold onto these negative emotions, you'll be seeing new opportunities with a different eye than you would without that baggage. Sometimes intense emotions are productive to get off your ass, but these are the exceptions to this rule, it can't sustain you over the long haul.
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.