Fear leads to anger.
September 13, 2001 5:58 PM   Subscribe

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
posted by obiwanwasabi (14 comments total)
Anger is one of the 5 stages of grief.
posted by redhead at 6:09 PM on September 13, 2001

Beware of the dark side, anger...fear...aggression...
posted by adampsyche at 6:18 PM on September 13, 2001

What a stupid poll. Like human beings only feel ONE emotion at a time.
posted by rushmc at 6:23 PM on September 13, 2001

I'm shocked to hear you say that rushmc. Perhaps in a half hour I'll be dismayed. Maybe a couple hours after that, understanding.
posted by mathowie at 6:27 PM on September 13, 2001

where is "all of the above?"
posted by kevspace at 6:28 PM on September 13, 2001

For those of you who are angry - who are you angry at? What will make it stop?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 6:31 PM on September 13, 2001

Ummm, who am i angry at? damn, i hope that was ment to be a rhetorical statment.
posted by jmd82 at 6:34 PM on September 13, 2001

The next person who quotes Star Wars in this context is going to be beaten with a sackful of quarters. What am I angry at? Trivialization.
posted by darukaru at 6:35 PM on September 13, 2001

all of the above, for sure. I can't believe they expected us to pick only one. I've been cycling through them all.

The Star Wars thing made me think of Lance's Star Wars "UnScene" - the first laugh I've had in three days. :(
posted by Bernreuther at 6:39 PM on September 13, 2001

the words 'i stand corrected' has popped up more than usual here on mefi. while people are angry and obstinate on the surface, there's also more of a willingness to hear than usual, and we are actually less obstinate about our perception of the world.
yes, if we allow ourselves to wallow in anger, we can be misled into destructive blind rage, but right now, it's bringing the best out of us in that we are all contemplating the issue and not blaze/ for a change.
posted by elle at 6:53 PM on September 13, 2001

Feeling anger and wallowing in it are not necessarily the same.
posted by argybarg at 7:16 PM on September 13, 2001

When I visited the poll, the numbers stacked up interestingly:

177737 Shocked
177730 Saddened

And then the other 50% of the pie was angry. I took a screenshot; to me it really was an accurate representation of how the country is feeling.
posted by jragon at 8:04 PM on September 13, 2001

right, it's totally different. it's only when you hold on to anger, when anger is an end in and of itself (wallowing) that it's bad. it's too soon to say if the country will in fact wallow in anger, but right now people shouldn't feel guilty about feeling angry and injured; we need to let it out so we don't hang on to it. hurting other people/ being destructive in rage is another matter.
posted by elle at 8:45 PM on September 13, 2001

what about scared?
posted by babydoll at 10:41 PM on September 13, 2001

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