Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Treat anger as your baby

Soft Skills
Getting Control of Your Anger
Robert Allan

Good anger management does not mean veering from one extreme (yelling and screaming) to the other (lying down and docilely accepting abuse), says Robert Allan in Getting Control of Your Anger http://www.tatamcgrawhill.com/.

Examples of the former abound. For the other extreme, the author narrates the swami-and-the-snake tale. As you may know, there was this cobra that lay on a village path leading to the temple and bit people passing by. A saint advised the snake that it was wrong to bite people, and the snake obeyed. Finding the snake passive, the village boys dragged it and stoned it.

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