Source: Sherman Publications

Guest viewpoint:Maria Rotondo-Mark
Too much rage?

September 29, 2010

Are we ignoring politeness, kindness, patience and courtesy to thoughtless rage behavior?

In previous communication I have addressed “respect and responsibility” critical components of human evolvement.

Rage must be like temporary insanity, when done too often it could become a habit. In the process of taking power from another, the sanity of self-awareness is compromised. To access self-responsibility with self-truth leads individuals free to choose sanity.

I continue to probe what continues to afflict human beings with our current state of economic confusion. Hardships could be medicine to lead us toward balanced co-existence. We speak of recovery, we speak of a turn-around economy; what does this mean? Do we simply cover up what was intentionally intended to harm the livelihood of others; to more complex solutions that may breed new greed for later clean-up?

Is rage a green light to grow fear to those who are fed up with being polite, kind, patient or courteous to name a few? Has anyone questioned the long term affect of such conduct? The next question could be, is rage more powerful than courage or faith? Rage definitely seems to get immediate re-action; yet, does it have long term effectiveness or feasibility contributing to harmonious existence?

The best possible outcome from bringing these awakening thoughts to you is to bring hope for a more commonality connection. If rage is a separator, then politeness could be a connector; respect could be a green light to continue on the journey toward productive, respectful, bountiful planet for all to build upon.

An all-time role model comes to mind: “Jesus Christ”. How did He respond to rage in his time? Did He take rage seriously? Did He use rage as a defense? Was He rage immune? We can go on and on with examples of His teachings.

This reminder definitely puts choice into the equation, versus reaction to harm another.

To ignore courtesy, kindness, politeness or patience toward self and others, is to prevail with ignorance. Education cannot be a curse; it is definitely the conductor toward peaceful co-existence when lessons are realized.

With faith and courage I continue to make individual choices for the good of self and the common good of my fellow humans and all life as we know it.

Maria Rotondo Mark lives in Independence Township