Tonight in anger management class, two new enrollees admitted they were there because they see the world as “black and white” with nothing between.
“Things are either right or wrong…this way or that way,” one of the participants insisted.”
“What is wrong with this concept”, I asked?
More experienced class members chimed in that the problem is a practical one – they saw the world (especially the emotional and relationship world) as mostly gray, so a black and white orientation leads to extreme frustration – and anger.
To reduce your anger, try and develop the skill of seeing things as having more than one perspective, and thus more than one correct “answer.”
Relevant joke of the day:
What do you call a person who brags about his or her philosophy of “my way or the highway”?