There once was a little boy who had abad temper. His father gave him a bagof nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.
He discovered itwas easier to holdhis temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.
The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell hisfather that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence.
“The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”
The little boy then understood how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said…. I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you.
Always remember the three ‘Rs’ in life- Respect yourself- Respect others- Responsibility for all your actions
Do not let a small misunderstanding ruin a great friendship; when you realise you have made a mistake, correct it immediately!
If you can change the situation, you should do something about it instead of getting all worked-up and angry. Not acting in such a situation will cause frustration in the end.
If you cannot change the situation, you will have to accept it. If youdont, it will only lead to frustration and a negative and unpleasant state of mind, which will make the situation only worse.
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." - The Buddha
If we examine how anger or hateful thoughts arise in us, we will find that they arise when we feel hurt, when we feel that we have been unfairly treated by someone against our expectations.
Patience is the main antidote to anger. Ascommon wisdom says: just count to 100….
When you become a person with great patience, it brings a certain element of charm to your life. You are loved by others, and you give no problems to your friends.
You do not have to ask to be accepted; everyone longs for your presence. Everyonelooks up to you and respects you, not because you have expected it, not because you were competing for their favor, but simply because of the nature of patience.
You are respected and trusted, and you acquire dignity with thepractice of patience. When you are honored, it is with sincerity, and it is something you can live up to.
One could say that there are three ways to get rid of anger: kill the opponent, kill yourself or kill the anger – which one makes most sense to you?" Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn
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