There are times in everyone’s life that anger will rear it’s ugly head. This is the time when our true nature gets tested most. Do we lose our cool, lash out physically and get into a fight? Do we lash out verbally at the some one, that angered us and get into an argument? Do we stay back from confrontation and let it fester in our hearts? Definitely leading to nothing good!…..or…..We could simply let it go. We may actually think to ourselves that Karma (if you believe in that sort of thing) will kick in, and whomever it is we are mad at will get their just desserts in the end. All providing of course that we are not our own worst enemy. It could be our fault that we are angry. It is something that is very hard to admit. As there is no such thing as perfection, we expect it out of others everyday. Why could it not be our own imperfection that angers us? (This is anger born of our own frustration). Then we would become more likely to steer that anger in the wrong direction and at the wrong people. Let us suppose that the anger is due to the fact that there is a lot of unfairness in our life. Can we allow ourselves to step back and think before we act on these emotions? Is it possible that we may actually channel the feelings we have towards a positive solution? I believe so, however, you have to be an optimist. You need to believe that something good comes out of everything that happens to us. I know it is hard to think like that. It actually coincides with the line “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. This holds true for emotional as well as physical challenges. Going through some emotional and financial hardships myself lately, it is easy for me to see why people lose their cool. It is also easy to see how some people have already developed that inner strength. Their tests came early in life and they were able to endure. Whatever the case may be, we must not let the demons that share our emotions and pains defeat our strengths. We have to fight past the inner challenges, if not for ourselves, for the people who are counting on us. Family friends loved ones. I do believe it is those people who give us our strength. So, the next time you feel like lashing out, (lately i have felt it a lot), think of others you may hurt due to your actions. Maybe come up with a better way to solve your dilemma.