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.


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

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

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

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

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

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