|Examine Your Life
Question Thirteen : What's wrong with getting angry?
is directly related to EGO, when things do not go our way or we cannot
control people or outcomes, we may want to become Angry.
realise that Hashem controls all things and we realise we are not the
main show we will be able to bring Humility into our mind, lives and
Anger is a very dangerous, anger can take us out of
this world and cause damage to our own souls, relationships with our
fellow man and Hashem.
By Getting Angry, Anger justs destroys, our
soul and poisons our mind, in a very negative way, it doesn't accomplish
anything at all, but negativity, and if we get angry at other people,
its shows how unhappy we are in our lives, because we are not in
Rabbi Schwartz :
lives are a struggle between our lowest urges, and our highest
aspirations - between being a baby and an adult. A baby thinks only of
himself. As such, he believes that the whole world exists only for him,
and if something doesn't go his way, he cries or even throws a tantrum.
We too, often indulge in this attitude. If life clashes with our
expectations or people let us down, we cry out, sulk or silently suffer
a smoldering anger.
However, when we act as true adults, we
realize that the world revolves around Hashem's Torah, Hashem's plans
and not our illusions. Also, we understand that if life doesn't fulfill
our expectations, the fault must lie with us.
disappointments we suffer are a call to improve on our actions, our
words and even our thoughts. With this mindset, our defeats will stop
angering and upsetting us. Rather they will become the gift that helps
us grow only the greater.
Our sages teach that we should train
our tongues to say, "All that Hashem does, He does for the good."*
Repeating this teaching in tough situations, helps us reach for our
highest aspirations, as well as gaining a victory over our lowest
* Brochos 60b
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