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People’s display of violent and anti-social behaviors is not new in the world today. Careful evaluation of the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural situation may potentially give an insight into why people act in this or that way. More importantly, it allows to understand why they choose the way of aggressive rebellion against the existing norms. Anger is rage, wrath, and a person’s state of being furious either because of or without any particular reason.

Oxford Learner’s online dictionary gives the following definition of the term ‘anger’: “The strong feeling that you have when something has happened that you think is bad and unfair” (“Anger” a). Online Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines the notion of anger as “a strong feeling of wanting to hurt or criticize someone because they have done something bad to you or been unkind to you” (“Anger” b). Evidently, anger is a powerful emotion that almost inevitably leads to the undesired and heinous consequences. As a rule, anger causes people to commit outrage. In most cases, anger leads to aggression. Therefore, it may cause pain, suffering, and grief to those who were victimized by somebody else’s violent acts, their relatives and associates.

Anger can be viewed as a response to social, political, and/or economic injustice. In addition to that, anger is a response on part of those who got hurt. In other words, pain causes people to act aggressively. In spite of the logical, rational, and reasonable explanation of aggressive response, violence and anger cannot be tolerated. This does not mean, however, that one has to tolerate and suffer from oppression and injustice. Evidently, even though the world is becoming less safe, it is still possible to find civilized and peaceful ways of solving conflicts. The use of logical arguments, experience, and the desire to do good as a primary motive of a person’s own actions overweigh the power of human emotions. In a way, anger is opposed to bravery as the real courage is about knowing one’s mind and holding one’s ground in the face of an enemy and not about destroying and resisting. In this respect, peaceful negotiations and open disapproving of anger can be viewed as the possible ways of preventing the spread of anger and violence.

All things considered, anger is one of the greatest and most crucial calamities of our age. It is a complex and multifaceted concept for it has a global and individual dimensions. Anger is a powerful feeling that almost inevitably leads to the actions the consequences most of which are heinous. Globally, anger is associated with a great deal of political, social, economic, cultural, and religious implications. People become radicalized as they observe oppression and injustice and thus start acting aggressively. Conflicts between individuals often lead to anger as well. Anger cannot be tolerated by modern societies. It is important for people to find the possible ways of reasoning with one another. Logical means of persuasion, experience, respect of honor and dignity as well as the power of reason may potentially eliminate the negative impact of anger and by so doing prevent violence from spreading. Lastly, in order to eliminate the negative impact of anger, person should prefer peaceful ways of solving conflicts and openly disapprove anger.