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Many years ago, my specialist emailed me a diagram associated with the linguistic spectral range of the word “angry,” through the Oxford English Dictionary. You will find 36 entries arranged all the way through if you wish of level: from choleric and livid through indignant and aggrieved, directly on down seriously to displeased.
She advised we learn these fine examples of the feeling. Anger ended up being a sense that both fueled and foiled my relationships, work, and imaginative tasks—and the one that we found totally baffling. We seriously considered anger as binary; one thing by having a switch that is on/off. Either we have always been or I’m perhaps perhaps perhaps not. (And if i’m, we most likely should not be.)
We noticed that despite being fully a word-nerd, whenever it stumbled on my anger I became entirely illiterate. It had been humbling. And I also had work to accomplish. Continue Reading