Daily Stoic Entry #54: Why Get Angry At Things, If Anger Doesn't Change It?

February 23rd 2022

Follow along with my personal daily stoic journal, unfiltered, unedited (except for some spelling mistakes).

Morning Reflection:

Good question. In general I agree there is rarely a time where getting angry will solve anything. Especially with other people involved. It just fans the flames and causes others to get angry as well. But there are times when it's also healthy to release some anger. It's not healthy to bottle it up so you can only explore later in a much more destructive manner. Just find ways to healthily express and release that anger and don't get caught up in it. Sports, being active with the body always helps.

Evening Reflection:

I think most of what can be said about this has been said. More often than not we know immediately whether or not the anger is worth it. Examine your feelings after angry outburst episodes, guilt, shame, regret. These are often the emotions felt rather than contentment, joy, pride, or whatever. That's your answer.

Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.

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Dennis Greenwood

Dennis Greenwood

Data Analyst/BI Consultant by day, writer by night. Figuring out life one day at a time. Writing about my discoveries. Trying to find my place in the world.