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Don’t Let Anger Make You Mean

October 13, 2020 Daily Stoic Season 3 Episode 304
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Don’t Let Anger Make You Mean
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Don’t Let Anger Make You Mean
Oct 13, 2020 Season 3 Episode 304
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"Successful, talented people are often frustrated for a simple reason: The world is constantly disappointing them. They expect everyone to be like them, to work as hard as them, to care as much as them, to hold themselves to the same standards as they do. And if not that, at the very least, we expect people to show up and do their jobs.

It’s the difference between these expectations and reality that makes us angry. Angry at the man behind the counter who can’t even apologize that the flight is delayed because the airline couldn’t manage to get a pilot onto the plane. Angry at the delivery person who bent and smashed your mail into the box. Angry at the employee who disregarded instructions and made a costly mistake. Angry at this, angry at that, day after day.

It’s understandable… but that doesn’t make it okay."

Ryan describes why you have an obligation not to take your anger out on others on today's Daily Stoic Podcast.

Sign up for Daily Stoic's Tame Your Temper challenge: http://dailystoic.com/anger

Show Notes

"Successful, talented people are often frustrated for a simple reason: The world is constantly disappointing them. They expect everyone to be like them, to work as hard as them, to care as much as them, to hold themselves to the same standards as they do. And if not that, at the very least, we expect people to show up and do their jobs.

It’s the difference between these expectations and reality that makes us angry. Angry at the man behind the counter who can’t even apologize that the flight is delayed because the airline couldn’t manage to get a pilot onto the plane. Angry at the delivery person who bent and smashed your mail into the box. Angry at the employee who disregarded instructions and made a costly mistake. Angry at this, angry at that, day after day.

It’s understandable… but that doesn’t make it okay."

Ryan describes why you have an obligation not to take your anger out on others on today's Daily Stoic Podcast.

Sign up for Daily Stoic's Tame Your Temper challenge: http://dailystoic.com/anger