Angry men from 20-40 in a recent University of Iowa survey were one and a half times more likely to be dead 35 years later than those who are calmer.
But, there is good anger and bad anger.
The bad anger is hurtful to others, striking out at them in frustration and keeps the turmoil boiling to the advantage of no one.
Channeling anger in a positive way to deal with it and to move on is also important because if there is one thing we are learning in our society it is that stress kills and harboring angry feelings is stress.
Loud screaming and yelling is not appropriate.
Saying what bothers you in a clear and honest way is therapeutic.
It is not an invitation for continued abuse but more of a declaration of independence from the kind of stress that eats us alive.
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