I am angry all the time. Here’s what I am doing about it.

Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Joy (Amy Poehler) deal with emotional chaos in 'Inside Out.'

I find myself with a lot of anger these days. 

Part of it is the world. I’m angry and depressed that the pandemic is still going on, that the Delta variant is proving to be more contagious and troublesome and that we aren’t doing more to stop it. I’m angry that experiences and events are threatened again. I’m angry at all the other anger I see in the world. 

I have personal anger too, for all the usual reasons. I’m crabby because of some chronic hip pain, annoyed if my husband doesn’t do the dishes, angry at myself for procrastinating work or home tasks. 

It’s not necessarily the most pleasant of states to be in. I keep picturing myself as the little red Anger emotion from Pixar’s “Inside Out,” voiced by comedian Lewis Black: small, red and ready to explode. And if I learned anything from that wonderful movie, I know that containing and suppressing my emotions isn’t a good idea. 

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