Posts tagged tone policing
My Liberation: Learning to Live Angry

When I was younger, I absorbed the idea that anger was never positive – if you were angry, that meant you hated your brother and hate was sin. I was never given a positive example of anger at injustice or anger at bad circumstances. As a result, I never knew what to do with anger when I felt it – I would let it explode in big dramatic ways, because then, at least, it’d be over with all in one go and I could go pray and ask forgiveness for it later.

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