Violent acts are not good. i have been called violent before, wrongfully accused of being violent and dangerous and I can say it was a harmful and hurtful thing to do to me. something I’ll never forget. I don’t think it’s becoming to act in a violent manner and I don’t think it’s a productive form of activism. There are plenty of ways you can be an activist without being violent.
You can march in the streets. You can hold a sign. You can write letters. You can be a good citizen. You can show people that life is possible without harmful drugs and therapy. You can show people that life is possible after the hospital. You can be a great person sans diagnosis. You are a person without a diagnosis! You aren’t a disease anymore and you can show people that. None of these things are violent acts.
Anger is neither a good nor bad thing, since emotions on their own aren’t laden with morality. Anger is nothing but a feeling. What you do with it may be good or bad. Do something good and constructive with it, such as fueling your recovery, or walking away from a bad relationship, or quitting cigarettes for good since you’re fed up, or ditching your doctor!
Maybe you got so mad at your cell phone that you quit Verizon and went to the new guys who are offering the same service, half price! See, is that all that bad? Or you got pissed at your bank and took your money out and then…along came your sweetheart, so you bought her a ring. Ahh…. Do I hear wedding bells? You got mad at your boss and got a better job.
You don’t have to blow up a bridge. I don’t suggest that. It’s violent. It’s not productive unless it’s part of a movie set. Then you’ll make big bucks.
Anger isn’t good nor bad. It can even be fun. Throw a party. Make your own pizza and put it on the wall and then throw marshmallows at the pizza. Have fun. Please don’t eat that concoction. Toss it out. Thank you!