Friday, April 29, 2011


I am always surprised when adults act like children. When they lose their temper, or throw tantrums, or act selfishly with no regard to how or who it might affect around them. Sometimes adults allow themselves to go so far that they lose control of their thought processes, their reasoning, and their actions.
I am always surprised when adults don't understand that their out of control actions hurt people. And hurt relationships. And hurt careers. And hurt themselves in many ways.
I know we all occasionally get frustrated, say things we regret, hurt people without thinking... that's normal, that's human. That's not what I am talking about. To not be able to control your rage and your actions in your rage? To be so blinded by your rage that you hurt and destroy your property, relationships, or loved ones beyond repair? To lose control and start acting in a manner aimed specifically at hurting someone? I am worried about those people. I am saddened by those people.
And I am a little surprised by it whenever I see it. You are an adult. Stop acting out of childish, selfish, anger. Put in the work to learn self control and love, and let that rule your actions. Nope, it's not really a simple task, but it is is necessary. It doesn't mean that you will never feel angry again. It does mean that when you are angry you can act without destroying your property, your relationships, your loved ones, and even ultimately, yourself.
It's time to grow up.

1 comment:

XOXO Dr. Kay Elizabeth said...

That is just so funny. Someone went off on me yesterday in a blind rage telling me she would "eff" me up, etc. I would have to be scrapped off of the floor, and then my momma's next time seeing me would be in the hospital. I found this quite interesting coming from my younger sister, but hey what can I say right! But yeah I pray for them and hope she sees violence does nothing especially when she is in the wrong, or even if she is right threatening bodily harm on someone is just simply childish! SMH, I shall pray for you, my sister, and myself. Thoe kinds of people need prayer as you said.