As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m now taking anti-depressant medication. Since I’ve started it I’ve noticed that I am not as angry a person as I used to be, which is good for me. However, it’s bad for my blog. My rants, which I think were some of my greatest posts, are hard to come by because hardly anything gets me worked up any more.
Even with all the stupid shit going on with the election, Bengazi, and the CIA director resigning because of an affair (who cares?) the anger which would have led to ranting blog posts on those subjects is no longer there. Because of that, I’m having a hard time finding things to write about.
Maybe I just need to get back into the writing practice, or maybe apathy (indifference?) is just something I’ll have to live with. Either way, I’m not really complaining. Just saying. I’m not really all that angry any more and it really doesn’t bother me.
I’ll try to get my creative juices flowing again to get some fictional and humor writing going, but my rants might be a thing of the past.
Oh well. Gotta take the good with the bad, I guess.
Yet another topic provided by the fine folks at WordPress. So, can anger be constructive? It really depends on your personality and how you deal with stress.
For myself, anger is constructive because it motivates me. I am able to stay focused when angry and operate with unbreakable purpose. When I get angry my adrenaline flows and I feel so energetic that I can’t sit still. Things get done when I’m angry.
The downside to this is that I’m a real dick when I’m angry. The filter in my mouth that prevents me from saying things I know I shouldn’t say disappears. I’ve said some really nasty things to people when upset.
An opposite example would be my ex-wife. When she got upset the world stopped spinning. She picked a spot, stayed there and cried. If she was really upset there would be violence. Punches would be thrown and sometimes objects would, too. It was a completely ridiculous, dramatic, and unproductive occurence every time she was angry, which consequently is one of the biggest reasons (there were many more) why I decided to move on with my life.
So anger can be constructive with a certain type of personality. It all depends on your psyche, how you deal with pressure, and how firm a grip you have on your sanity.