Anybody can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power, and is not easy.
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek philosopher
The Art of Rhetoric
“This inspires me, first of all, because it was from so many millennia ago. It points to the wisdom and insight that we are whole beings, we have anger in us and have a range of emotions. And yet, it’s not about getting rid of anger or getting rid of any emotion. It’s about learning how and when it needs to be expressed to the right person at the right time. When we express ourselves appropriately, we cause bridges to build. When we express ourselves to the wrong person at the wrong time, we hurt them, we cause wounds, and this is how we can embrace more of the wholeness of who we are. To do these things properly, is rare, praiseworthy, and noble.”
Sky Nelson-Isaacs author of Leap To Wholeness:
How The World Is Programmed To Help Us Grow, Heal And Adapt