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#7 SO YOU ARE ABOUT TO BLOW YOUR STACK
1. Has this ever happened to you: your respiration deepened
and your heart began to beat rapidly. Your arterial
pressure rose. Blood shifted from your stomach, intestines
to the heart, central nervous system and muscles. The
processes of the alimentary canal ceased. Sugar was freed
from the reserves in your liver. Your spleen contracted and
discharged its contents of concentrated corpuscles and
adrenaline was secreted. 1
2. You might be saying, "If it did, I don't recall it."
Well, I want to say that if you ever became angry it did.
What I just described to you is the physiological
description of what happens when a person get angry.
3. Richard Cumberland of the 17th century wrote:
"Of all bad things with which mankind is cursed,
Their own bad tempers surely are the worst.
4. I heard about a little girl that was doing her homework
and she asked her dad to explain the difference between
aggravation and anger. He said, "Oh that's easy, I'll show
you." He walked over to the telephone and dialed a number.
A man answered the phone and the dad said, "Hello, is
George there?" The man said, "There is no one here named
George. Sorry, you have the wrong number," and then hung
up. The dad dialed the same number again and said, "Hello,
is George there?" The man said, "I told you a minute ago
there is no one here named George," and again hung up the
phone. The dad dialed the number again, "Hello, is George
there?" The man said, "Listen buddy, I told you there is no
one here named George," and hung up. The dad dialed the
same number again. The man answered the phone and said, "H-
E-L-L-O!" "Hello, is George there?" This time the man
exploded, "There is no George here. I don't know who you
are but you better not call here again," and slammed the
phone down. The dad said, "Now honey, that was anger. ...
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