Monday, October 22, 2012

From coal to cool


Life is petty and whimsical. It can desert you in a moment, without any notice, and turn you into a chunk of rotting flesh, wrote my friend Joy Raphael on FB alluding to veteran Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra’s death. No, Joy is not a philosopher, just another street-hardened journalist of Mumbai. “So when life is in you, be level-headed. See even a ragpicker or scavenger as your equal and treat him humanely,” suggests Joyananda.
I couldn’t agree more with him.
I feel more often it is anger that turns spoilsport. One friend of mine in Mumbai who broke the spectacles of my boss in a fit of anger lost his job. He was a friendly, jovial colleague. But that split-second anger cost him heavy.
As Buddha rightly said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else.”
You must have read this joke:
When I get mad at you, you never retaliate. How do you control anger?’ a husband asked his wife.
“I clean the toilet bowl,” she replied.
“So what!”
“…with your toothbrush.


8 comments:

  1. Toothbrush joke I've heard but yes anger needs to be vented or harnessed out in some way.

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  2. Anger is one of the deadly sins mentioned in our scriptures also..Krodh, mudd, lobh.
    Joke..nvr heard b4 :)

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  3. LOL!! What do you do to control your anger?

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  4. Hmmm.. Heard the joke.. But again , here it evoked instant laugh

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  5. There is only one instant way to get relief from anger...when you get symptoms,take a long deep breath

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  6. Anger can really ruin you...
    Never make any important descisions when you are angry !

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  7. It is always this spur of the moment decisions that we make that make or break us!

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  8. It is always this spur of the moment decisions that we make that make or break us!

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