Now for a little trivia about these birds – Each of these birds are unique! They have their own way of reacting to stimuli.
There is this red bird that makes various battle cries when tapped. The blue bird splits into three birds! The yellow picks up speed and distance when tapped. The black one explodes, the white one drops a bomb, the boomerang bird comes back like a boomerang, the orange inflates to huge size like a balloon and the pink one makes a bubble around it! Nobody knows why these birds react the way they do, but only remember that they do.
I personally can’t relate to these games but there is indeed a lesson in them. Like these birds, we too have our ways of responding to anger when we are bombarded by external stimuli. Most of the time we feel bewildered, taken aback and go through the motions of it when we are at the receiving end of anger. Our responses differ. Just like the angry birds, some of us behave like the boomerang, we give back, some of us cry, or retreat into a shell, some of us want distance, some of us think of revenge. If people know us, they’d know how we’d react.
Anger is a universal phenomenon; everybody’s felt it at some point, ranging from fleeting annoyance to uncontrollable rage. It is a negative emotion which is more destructive where relationships are concerned and there is really nothing to be achieved from being angry, except that it drains you, distances you from the ones you love. The so-called recipients of your anger usually only remember that they were screamed at. The reason why you got angry in the first place or why you reacted in a particular manner is usually lost out on them. They want to stay away fearing a reprisal or most importantly, you!
One may justify anger by blaming the situation or the person who bought it on, but the fact remains that you are the one that lost it. So there is nothing to gain, but everything to lose when we get angry. They say its akin to holding on to fire and the holder is the only one who gets scorched.
Let the anger be restricted to the game and let us not become ‘Angry birds’ in real life! Life is not a game where you can erase your record and restart.
Take few deep breaths, calm down; chill! It’s a wide, wide world and your anger is just a miniscule part of it!