I’ve recently run across more and more angry people. People that on the outside you wouldn’t think struggle with it. Our society is trying deal with an increasing level of domestic violence. I have a history of anger that kind of ambushed me. There were times when I would be going along just fine and then BAM! Someone would do or say something that would trigger an angry outburst. After I settled down I asked myself, “Where did that come from?” Years later, I’ve learned where it came from and how to deal with it so it doesn’t control my life and motivate me to do things I will regret later. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Income inequality has become one of the big issues of our time. However, our national and local leaders promise help, but what they’re preaching is not helping anyone. Politicians promise “job growth” and “income growth” but government is not a job creator. The governments’ role is to keep the peace and punish lawbreakers. When a government official promises you “better jobs,” or “higher wages” they are lying to you. Governments don’t create wealth. They only redistribute wealth that others have created.
Recently our President tried to bring understanding to the populous by comparing what ISIS is doing today to the crusades of a thousand years ago. “Let’s not forget that people have done horrible things in the name of Christianity.” The Pope also has tried to remind us that Christian extremism is akin to Muslim extremism and each religion has its crazies.