“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” 

-Mark Twain

The fury between two. An ongoing feud which separates relations. The fear of unknown and the unwillingness to try to understand. Anger. A misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misused term that is seen as an ugly characteristic to which we shy away from.

Anger is not what it seems.

To be angry is to feel unsettled and dismayed that the opposing stance does not feel the same, or rather, cannot sympathize with the reason to cause such a bottled up emotion. Mark Twain described anger as an acid that is causing more damage to the one holding on to it, rather than those who feel the heat of its presence.

The feeling that one does not and will not see eye to eye is something beyond “difference of opinion.” In your heart, you feel that person refuses to accept your beliefs/opinions that you so courageously decided to make known vocally.

Amidst angst, the acidic texture burns a hole through one’s heart. An internal pain must be accounted for before claiming “angry man!” To understand one’s pain, one’s internal struggles, is to understand their anger. Anger is nothing more than an internal subject, displayed outwardly unintentionally for the sole purpose to let others understand.

Before we point the finger, maybe we can learn to understand. I believe the “anger” in everyone has a source that must be unraveled and comprehended. Only then, will we take another step further to finding happiness One Day at a Time

David Halvorson | 19 February 2018  |@dhalvy99





David Halvorson