This was written in response to an email list discussion about anger and responding to inappropriate behavior.
Most Excellant Emotions!
"Thinking about how important anger is to my health. I forget this at my peril. Anger is such an excellent emotion. So maligned by proper society --too necessary for the oppressed. It is with the clarity of anger we can sense freedom. The blade of anger cuts through confusion and illusion. Anger is the warning shot for our boundaries & rights. Only possessing anger can anyone be free. Stifling my anger I cannot handle, stand or face my oppressors."
© 1998 Katrina C. Hopkins
I was thinking about how maligned anger, and rage are as emotions. And how necessary these emotions are for our health and sanity. And how they provide boundaries for a healthy community and healthy individuals.