Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Angry People Shout

Ever wonder why we should when we are angry? This story is one of the best explanations I have come across. 

"A wise person found a group of family members shouting at each other. He turned to his disciples, smiled, and asked, 'Why do people shout in anger at each other?"

His disciples thought for a while and one of them said, 'because when we lose our calm, we shout.'

'But why should you shout when the other person is just next to you?' asked the wise person. 'Can you just as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner?'

The wise person explained, 'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance. 

What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other, but talk softly because their hearts are very close. The distance between then is either nonexistent or very small.'

The wise person looked at his disciples and said, 'So when you argue, do not let your hearts get distant. Do not say words that distance each other more. Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return."

Create a meaningful day!
- Ora

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