❖ Anger shows we care
In each case, anger shows that we care about something. Anger puts an exclamation point (!) on an experience we believe has significance.
In the Keepsake, anger in response to the loss of the treasure reveals the personal value the object.
In the Workload, anger toward the injustice of our boss demonstrates that we care about ourselves and would like to put a stop to his unfair treatment.
In the Delinquency, anger toward your teenager for the crime could show that you have deep respect for the property of others.
Of course, the positive outcomes of anger in these situations might not always be the case. There can be no positive outcome if anger spills over to unthinking rage.
Apathetic people do not get angry. You have to be capable of feeling and reacting to experience anger.
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