The other evening, I was asked the question “What makes you angry”?
That’s a pretty good question really, and one that I answered without hesitation.
What does make me angry?
Inequality is one.
Then there are the keyboard warriors that inhabit every form of social media that spew hatred, intolerance and righteous indignation.
Then there are those that value money above all other things. Because of the mighty dollar, we retrench hundreds of workers within our country to send jobs off-shore, historic buildings are demolished to make way for shopping centres (malls) and CEOs of companies are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for doing what exactly? And don’t get me started on the pensions and kickbacks that politicians get.
I guess I’m not alone in these types of things that make me angry. I’m sure there are many others out there who get angry over the very same things.
So, as I was ironing the other day, (my best thoughts seem to come when I do that. Maybe I should do the ironing more often 😛 ). Anyway, as I was ironing, something else came to mind.
I really get angry, and hurt and demoralised when I am accused of something that I am innocent of.
As I was thinking about this, two incidents from the past few years came to mind. In each case, I was accused of something in the workplace that I didn’t do.
I have no idea where the accusations came from.
Perhaps my words were misinterpreted.
Perhaps I trusted the wrong people with my inner most thoughts.
Perhaps there was some other agenda at play that I wasn’t aware of.
Whatever was behind it, I know that I came away hurt and angry.
I put forward my side of the story but sadly, I’m not sure it was believed.
And that hurt even more. And it made me damned angry.
I don’t think there is anything worse……Okay, yes there are worse things than not being believed or accused of things that you don’t do.
But when I was asked what makes me angry, I immediately thought of the little annoying things that occur each day in this crazy world of ours.
I forgot just how angry I can get when my integrity is called into question.
So what about you? What makes you angry?