“Treat your anger like your teacher, let it tell you what you need to do to build a better version of yourself.”
In an article on Medium, Supportiv Co-Founder Pouria Mojabi shares why it’s worthwhile, especially for men, to consciously use anger for personal growth.
Mojabi’s commentary is informed by experience, approaching the subject of male anger from a peer’s perspective. The article covers the following topics related to anger in men:
Here’s how Mojabi frames his experience with learning to recognize and use anger as a tool:
“I, like other men around the world, grew up believing that anger was black and white. I could either stuff it down, or explode when I couldn’t hold it in anymore. If a friend made me angry, I would either distance myself, or marinate in bitterness until I burned a bridge. I came to feel there had to be a better response to my anger.
Through my own mental health journey, I’ve learned by experience that eliminating anger is not the goal. Instead, getting to know anger and using its signs holds the key to growth as a man and as a person.
Investing in “getting to know” your anger has tremendous benefits that can unlock your full potential–whether that’s at home, at work, or with friends.”