"ANGER IS AN EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC SIGNAL. It tells us that we’ve been mistreated or hurt in some way. When we don’t feel ashamed of our anger, it can help us notice our needs and cultivate self-care."

Anger is not bad or wrong; only what you potentially do with those feelings. And stifling anger will kill you dead. Better to feel it and work with it in constructive ways. What anger is doing in our society right now is transforming it for the better. It is leading to changes that are long overdue and clamoring for even more. It is opening up our eyes to just how bad things really are, much the same way that the #MeToo movement broke the dam on sexual harassment conversations. That's not taking place in 100% constructive ways, but the anger itself is not the problem.

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