[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]There is a big difference between anger and rage. Anger is normal and expected, rage, however, is uncontrolled anger and often results in violence. It is a mystery why something will anger one person and not another. Some people conclude that they have a short fuse so they get upset for almost anything. That explanation may sound reasonable, but there is another explanation.
Children may throw a tantrum to insist on getting what they want regardless of who it affects. It is the responsibility of the adults who supervise them to train them to deny that impulse. It is no different from potty training where they learn when and where to relieve themselves. Imagine an adult who just decides to urinate near their desk at work?
Untreated or uncontrolled anger is the problem. For many people, this attitude becomes normal because of what they see around them every day. There are far too many children who grow up seeing violence as an acceptable response. Hurting someone is okay because if we don’t want people to hurt us, isn’t that self-defence?
A gambler will see people who work for a salary as crazy people. Why would someone sit and work for an entire month for little money when you can win that and more in one game? It seems crazy! Why would you let someone step on your pride and then have a discussion afterwards? Hurting them will make them stop, more than that, they will think again before they repeat that mistake.
Violence hurts everyone involved; the victim and the offender. Support systems for Caribbean youth are crumbling and they are often left to follow their base instincts. We just need to see people who actually enjoy handling things differently. The world needs a new paradigm, both youth AND adults. We all need to stop sometimes and look at how we react to things then ask why. Doing things one way all of our lives doesn’t mean there can’t be a different and better way.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEuZW50cnktdGh1bWIlMjBpbWclMjAlN0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBtYXgtaGVpZ2h0JTNBJTIwNDAwcHglM0IlMEElN0QlMEElMEEucG9zdC1jb250ZW50JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwdGV4dC1hbGlnbiUzQSUyMGp1c3RpZnklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjB0ZXh0LWp1c3RpZnklM0ElMjBpbnRlci13b3JkJTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]