“When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on…” Thomas Jefferso
What do you think when you read this quote?
Do you think of anger or frustration?
Or something else?
What is the best way to handle anger?
Is it better to hide it inside you, and never show what you feel?
Or should you vent your spleen, regardless of terrifying the cat?
Some people scream into a pillow or punch the wall… I tried that once and nearly broke my hand.
I have been surrounded by angry people for most of my life, and this has surely been the primary cause of the length of my own personal rope.
Having more patience than most people, it must seem as though my rope has no end, but I can assure you that you wouldn’t want to be around me if I ever do reach the end of it.
I have seen first-hand what a bad temper can do to both people and situations, and it’s never good. More damage is done in temper than almost anything else on this planet.
Over the years, I have become very good at controlling my emotions. I can be positively seething inside, but no one would ever know. Sometimes it is more difficult and I get perilously close to blowing a fuse. This is when I usually go for a walk.
Even if it isn’t far enough, it usually allows me to rein in some of my errant rope.
‘Give someone enough rope, and let them hang themselves…’
What do you do when you can see the end of your rope approaching?