Don’t act under anger

UPSC Practice recommends Don’t act under anger.

Don’t identify with it. Look at it and see how trifling is the occasion of the rising of this anger and its outburst – it becomes more and more causeless – and the absurdity of such movements itself. It would not really be difficult to get rid of it if, when it comes, you looked at it calmly – for it is perfectly possible to stand back in one part of the being, observing in a detached equanimity even while the anger rises on the surface – as if it were someone else in your being who had the anger. The difficulty is that you get alarmed and upset and that makes it easier for the thing to get hold of your mind that it should not do.

Courtesy: Opinion-Economic Times

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