There’s so much anger around isn’t there?
Which is weird because most of us are nice and comfortable. So you’d expect us to be nice and relaxed.
For example, I’ve just eaten some lovely treacle sponge and custard. This is well known comfort food.
And I even know people who can pay more than the minimum payment on their credit card! Austerity my arse.
So why is there so much anger out there? And does anger actually make a difference to anything – except the number of articles about anger? And maybe the number of people beaten up and beaten to death by angry people?
First things first – the scary health bit.
Anger is bad for the person who’s angry – some people get so angry their head literally explodes.
And anger is bad for society. Angry people attack and kill other people. If they’re really angry they can smash phone boxes and bus shelters.
Angry people sometimes even write nasty things on the internet.
So let’s all chill out, take some deep breaths and try to calm down. Remember it’s for the good of you as an individual and society as a whole.
Here’s what you can do:
If it’s a particular person who’s pissing you off, try to blank them out and think about cute lambs gambolling in a field or a nice roast dinner – lamb and mint sauce with plenty of gravy for example.
If it’s a thing that’s making you angry – like climate change or the murder rate in Belgrade – try to think of something good like After Eights or something difficult like String Theory.
But as with all advice, there are exceptions.
If you’re a decent, intelligent person, some people and things will just literally make you want to scream and cry and freak out with utter helpless and crippling rage.
Aaron Banks for being a racist disgrace and an arrogant swine who thinks he knows more about Roman history than Professor Mary Beard of Cambridge University.
The Tory Brexit lot:
– boring Christians who think they’re doing god’s work
– free market lunatics who’ve never actually worked in the private sector and don’t understand economics
– clever ex-Oxford bores who are going for a hard Brexit because it’s such a hilarious jape
– heartless racist hypocrites who claim immigrants and poor people are a drain on the public purse, but who think they themselves are entitled to receive lots of public money for spouting their poisonous bile.
All utter arseholes on any measure of anal verisimilitude.
Anyone who supports that bell end Donald Trump.
And don’t get me started on religious freaks of any and all denominations, dicks who drive too fast, utter morons who let their dogs shit everywhere …