Anger is first of all, considered negative emotion. It’s a demon that scares ourselves and others. The way to defeat it is suppression or expressing it spontaneously.
It distorts the pink face, adding the red glow.hands are venemous fists. The eyes are focused towards the other. Mouth is a well of the foul.in the combative mode, hell is bound to set loose.mind orders you to ‘ attack’.the wound is spills over to you. A sense of discomfort is felt. After a while, the apology is recited.words once uttered , can’t be taken back.
There is another way of seeing anger as sometimes essential.for eg, a war is going on between countries or crimes against woman are on the rise.it would quite instinctively arouse disapproval, even hatred for the culprit.but the question again arises, what is to be done to resolve such a situation. Anger will seek revenge. The citizens will demand the killings of the culprits.there will be movements justifying the need to bring healings to the victims.the news of the execution , will divide the society. A minority wanting to forgive and empathise ,while the majority adamant on killing.the final execution will evoke joy and sorrow for the parties.this tradition will continue .
The point thus raised is that anger will sometimes arise on trivial as well as significant issues.our reaction can be like the solider ,the judge. Punishment to mend the wrong.but as was said before, vengeance is bittersweet.it brings peace for a while, but chaos is still in the back of the mind. It increases the thirst for inflicting more pain,than the damage done by the ‘ other’.the fight is also because of our clinging to the identity of I or Indian, Hindu, poor etc given to us by the society.these divisions shadow the rational side of our life.the unregulated web of emotions is warned by the Plato.the analogy used is that a charioteer has two horses. He is aware to direct the horses to reach the enlightenment.here the charioteer is reason which has to regulate the well behaved ( intelligent) and the rowdy ( passion )horses. Even Aristotle was affirming balance in emotions.being angry, at the right time, for the right reason.varying it’s degree, as per the context.
The way out of the destructive reaction lies in recognising that we are angry. Without any value judgements about it.the desire to end anger is also an escape.be with it , with a quiet mind.it will be wash away. It will spring out of inaction.