Anger at a petty offense is unworthy of a superior man,
but indignation for a great cause is righteous wrath.
There is a time and a place for everything, and that includes letting your anger out. I have talked about the need to control your anger, over and over. I spend so much time discussing this one issue because it is an issue that so many people deal with on a daily basis. Being in command of your emotions, whether it is anger, or any other emotion, is vital for the warrior. He simply cannot allow his emotions to dictate his actions – end of story.
But, being in control of your emotions does not mean that you never express your anger. It means that you choose when and where you allow your anger to be expressed. You are in control, not your emotions. Being angry about small, meaningless aggravations is silly and speaks to your lack of self-control, but as Mencius taught, there is a place and a time to allow your anger to come out of its cage.
Just as with everything else, there is a right way and a wrong way to express your anger, even when you feel it is time to allow your anger to show. You should always remain in control of yourself, even if you are expressing your anger. Don’t lose your temper. This is not what is meant by allowing your anger to show. You can express your anger without losing control. Even if the time is right for you to communicate your indignation, you still must do it in the right way. The time is never right for the warrior to lose his temper.
Dr. Bohdi Sanders ~ excerpt from the book,
The Warrior Lifestyle: Making Your Life Extraordinary
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