How do I communicate when I’m pissed off at the stupidity of the world and its inhabitants?
This is one of the central problems of my existence. I am always right, my way is always the best, and yet others persist in disobeying my every whim. Sometimes I can shrug it off, but other times, their dogged insistence in doing what they want results in genuine hurt on my part. And further anger at their idiocy.
(I promise, I’m mostly a fun person, but what is life without these lovely personality quirks?)
If the above paragraphs bear no relation to your own life, then please stop reading and go find some roses to smell. This post will be of no use to you.
These past couple mornings as I’ve been meditating, it came to me in a flash that I could really improve the way I communicate when I’m angry.
My method to date has been:
This method has not resulted in an increase of my happiness and well-being.
So I have drafted a new method:
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I am an Irish-American violinist living in Cambridge, UK. I perform with the Philharmonia, the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, and many other top groups, and am also the Business Developer for Encore Music and am on the Makers Academy course for programming.