Anger causes stress, high blood pressure, irrational behavior, and actions that we may regret later. These are result to oneself, and do not account for the sufferings that anger causes to others. If we can remove anger, our lives will be more happy and healthy.
How do we prevent these explosion that result from the anger within? I have proposed a formula
Situations + Arrogance = Anger
Situation are what we perceive to be negative actions by individuals. We cannot control when these situations arise.
Arrogance is the thought that we are superior to others. We may erroneously think that we are superior because of education, experience, authority, age, race, religion, or even gender. Sometimes we become so arrogant that we think we are always right. Arrogance is something that we can control and eliminate.
According to our formula, we need both the situation and arrogance to produce anger. Since we cannot control the situations that arise daily, the only thing that we can control is our arrogance. Without arrogance anger will not arise.
The next question is how do we remove arrogance from our mind? This may be as difficult as removing greed from our minds. To be continued.