Apparently my family thinks I have an anger problem. Not with them, but when I watch the news or see Tim Tebow on t.v.. lol. It's true. I get really pissed and make comments about how nucking-futs the world is. It's almost always over religion or really right-wing politics. Maybe I should just quit watching the news. It's just that there are SO MANY examples of religious morons praying to their wonderful 'god' after something awful happens to someone else. I can't stand it!
I'll just keep it to myself and call them names in my head instead of letting my family see me get outraged all time. I can't help it!
Thanks for the insights.
Thanks for all your responses. I'm not angry all the time, just usually while watching the news, lol. I actually did say something to my 'therapist' (I just get an anti-anxiety med from her, I have panic-attacks) once about extremely religious people, I don't remember what the context was, and she had NO clue what I meant or was talking about. Turns out she was a very religious, conservative, and she seemed very naive, as she actually said well she could see that I probably had a hard time finding people to talk to because there aren't many liberal Democrats. What? See, that kind of dumb made me angry! lol! Really though I do have to let it go. There are just too many of them to let myself get mad every time I see an idiot on television!
I like your ideas Dan. :)
I can no longer watch television. I get my news online.
Now I scream at the computer.
"I you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!" Guess I took this one a little literally.
This is why I don't watch the news anymore on television. I just read it on line. That way, if I see "Tebow" or a GOP candidates name in the headline, I can choose to either skip it or to dive in with the knowledge that I'm about to read something that will make my brain cells cry.
I used to be like that, booklover. I got to the point of isolating myself from the news, pop culture, people I used to talk to, etc. I did that for 5 years, but out of curiosity I bought a flatscreen and viewed free broadcast channels. I couldn't believe how the world had changed, and I was amazed by the crazy graphics that football games had. They showed field markers on the field that looked like it was painted on and all that, it was crazy. Don't do what I did, because you'll find yourself very alone, and feeling left out of the rest of the world, no matter how ignorant it seems. I've been moving forward and trying....I get like 3 or 4 texts a week on my phone, and perhaps one day I'll even get a friend on this site.
I still do watch the news and do stuff with friends, I'm just trying to not let 'the dumb' get to me. I did get rid of most people on Facebook with the excuse that I don't like it and I'm really just on it to stay in touch with a few family members.
You have every right to be angry. I can't imagine that.
In general, i get angry over the topic of praying. If god has a plan, are xtians asking him to alter his plan? "Please god, forget about the starving children for a moment, and help me throw a touchdown pass next quarter."