Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Anger Management

The Mental Health Foundation tells us that people who cannot control their anger have nowhere to go - 'It's the elephant in the room in mental health.'  Too right, it's a bloody outrage and somebody get this elephant out of here at once, I'm having to type with my nose. In short, control your anger, start a blog.

10 comments:

  1. Ahh. So that's how I've managed to stay sane. Now I'll just have to get all my family members to start blogs. heh

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  2. Is anger supposed to be controlled? I didn't know that, I assumed it must be there for a reason. Something to control, I expect...

    ha, ha, God gets angry too! - in his own image and all that, we should be more like him. Blogging, I'm convinced, is a different kind of madness altogether.

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  3. I read today that 'Charles Bronson', Britain's most dangerous prisoner, is taking an anger management course. He's also shaved off his trademark handlebar moustache, the big softie.

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  4. Exercise, meditation, and a "whole foods" diet helps with anger. Oh, yeah -- and not having had a crappy childhood, or having felt betrayed or neglected, or having been cut off by another car on your way to work.

    But, seriously, I think stress is related to too much work and too little time. Once I quit working so much (even though the income dropped precipitately and so, too, did the material goods one could buy with the paycheck), my mental state became much calmer. Very little anger, lots of contentment.

    Having a blog is just another way of channeling all that restless mental energy. An egotistic way, but that's okay -- Bryan, you are intelligent and witty enough to be entertaining to others even as you get your ego stroked by us commenters.

    On your deathbed, though, will you wish you had blogged more, written more, worked more? I doubt it. You'll wish you'd spent a lot more time with your wife, daughter, other people you love. You'll wish you'd spent more time on the byways and canals of Norfolk, taking photos and listening to the sea birds.

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  5. You talkin' to me?
    (Who the f*k you talkin' to?!)
    Or is your inbox doin' the dawkin?

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  6. I know, I promise but don't deliver.
    Got to get my head round this BUT IT'S TOO HOT!

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  7. It occurs to me that there may be a talk show in Susan's idea - in place of a 'This is Your Life' style run through someone's life, a 'This is Your Death' show in which someone is told exactly what they'll think as they perish.

    Methinks there could even be a vote reality TV show in this...the audience (and a panel of experts) could vote for the celebrity's most likely death thoughts; then the celebrity is lured into the studio and killed - as he dies, the host (Richard Madeley, perhaps) rushes fowards, "what are your last thoughts? what do you regret?"

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  8. It's a winner, Elberry. If you can somehow squeeze in a cooking and/or ice-skating element, the suits will greenlight it before they've finished the first decaf frappaccino at the brainstorming session.

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  9. Elberry, just 'cause you're so easy to figure out, it doesn't mean EVERYBODY is. Your last thought will probably be that you wished you'd killed more people in real life rather than just fantasized about killing them on your blog & other blogs.

    You'd like Atwood's "Oryx & Crake," I think. A post-apocalyptic scenario that's right up your (chav-crowded) alley! One pill kills all. Bing-bang-boom!

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  10. i suspect my dying thoughts will be something like, "i knew i shouldn't have eaten all 7 pies at once".

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