Anger is a strong feeling of annoyance or displeasure that we feel when something wrong or unfair happens.
It is one of many natural emotions, just like happiness, sadness, and fear, that we all have.
The origin of anger lies in our survival instinct. When our ancestors faced threats, like a dangerous animal, their bodies reacted by getting ready to fight or run away.
This response, known as the ‘fight or flight’ response, caused them to feel anger or fear, giving them the energy and courage they needed.
Nowadays, we don’t face those kinds of threats, but we still feel anger in situations where we think we’re being treated unfairly or when things don’t go the way we want.
Anger can make your heart beat faster, your face turn red, and even cause you to shout or cry.
If used rightly, anger can drive us to stand up for what’s right and bring about positive changes.
However, when not managed well, excessive anger can lead to fights, stress or even health problems.
So, it’s important to understand and talk about our anger, and learn ways to calm down and deal with it in a healthy way.