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Anger and Passion – What are they, how are they linked, and what do I do with them?


Earlier on this evening I almost lost my temper. It was quite a scary thing for me, it’s been a very long time since I was last angry, rather than annoyed or irritated.

While I was talking it through with a friend who said “I love life right now” I responded, in a grumpy manor “I’m so angry with life right now, I want to punch it in the face till it doesn’t have any teeth yet.”

Which, if you extend the metaphor would lead to talking about Passion.

See, anger and passion are related. Closely. According to Google, one should define passion like this ”

pas·sion/ˈpaSHən/

Noun:
  1. Strong and barely controllable emotion.
  2. A state or outburst of such emotion.
Spot on. Passion is a strong, powerful emotion, that is barely controllable. However, it can still be controlled and used effectively.
An example that suits fairly close to my mood just now – Jesus in the Temple, this is a story almost all Christians have heard of, and a fair few non-Christians know of it as well. (more…)