There are countless ways people deal with anger. And we have a lot of anger these days. It’s perfectly understandable. Anger not even so much at what’s going on in our lives; rather, anger at the inability to stop the chaos unfolding around us. We feel powerless, like we’re stuck in a mental hospital someone set fire to and there’s no way out. The ones running the asylum are even crazier than the patients. In fact, they are the ones who have locked everyone in the asylum in the first place.
This anger lingers. It’s always there. Sometimes, you can ignore it for a while but it’s going to come back, sometimes exploding when you least expect it. You feel like punching holes in walls. If you have a flood of angry thoughts clouding your judgment, stand up and go for a walk. Walking works wonders. Just make sure you’re alone. Driving in your car and screaming at the world helps, too. When anger hits, you need to act fast before unleashing hell on others. That’s why walking is so effective. You just stop doing whatever it is you’re doing and walk. Here’s something you likely aren’t expecting me to write: if you need to unleash your fury on someone, make sure that A) This person deserves it and B) Control yourself, even when angry. If you don’t control your anger, it means someone else is pulling your strings.
Remember, some people are stuck so far up their behinds, nothing you say is going to matter to them. All you can do then is move on and hope God is going to teach them a lesson.
Sure, it’s nice to enjoy all the little things in life but having no control over where this world is headed can be depressing and infuriating. Dinner table politicking doesn’t mean you can influence anything. I’m talking about having a real impact. How many people actually influence what’s going on around them, let alone on a global scale? We’re told we matter.
Okay, what if Putin decides to launch nukes tomorrow. What can we do about it? Nothing.
That’s why I’m not a fan of dinner table politicking. It’s irrelevant, unless you’re talking to a head of state who, when persuaded, can actually influence your reality in a meaningful way. How many of us have access to heads of states and VIPs who actually shape our world? Barely anyone. Exactly. Sure, you can send them an e-mail, write something on social media, even ask them to join your network. What are the chances they are going to see your message, reply and consider your ideas? Slim to none.
Some people say that you only need to reach that one person to have one impact. Case in point, a VIP comes across your blog post on here. Then, he snaps his fingers and says, ”Hey, that’s a great idea!” You’ll never know the VIP has been influenced by your blog post; VIPs aren’t in a habit of messaging random bloggers on the web to thank them for novel ideas.
Then, there are those who say our voice is irrelevant, that we’re deluding ourselves into believing the written, or any other, word can change anything (dinner table politicking).
If we have no impact on anything of significance, then what’s the point of all this? Why do we get told we matter when clearly – we don’t – unless we’re policy makers and other VIPs?
I hope we do have an impact because if we don’t, then we’re not in a free society. We’re in some feudal system disguised as a free society. A global gulag in the making.
Food for thought.