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(io9)   VENTING ANGER JUST MAKES IT WORSE, YOU farkTARDS   (io9.com) divider line 41
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2013-09-23 06:47:33 PM
 
2013-09-23 06:54:20 PM
Indeed it does

Especially in politics

We don't think rationally; we act

We also have no problem with prescribing our ills to people who have nothing to do with why we are in that bad place

Its the illegal aliens! Its the black people! Its the rich! Its those damned Christians! They are why I aint living it up in my own McMansion!

We get angry at these people for perceived wrongs no matter what the truth may be.
 
2013-09-23 07:01:57 PM
In the infamous* words of Noddaclu: "Don't  lurk in the seas of negativity. A positive vibe will keep you alive."

/*infamous used properly
//as in, they're not famous
 
2013-09-23 07:19:19 PM

jaylectricity: In the infamous* words of Noddaclu: "Don't  lurk in the seas of negativity. A positive vibe will keep you alive."

/*infamous used properly
//as in, they're not famous


They're more than famous!
 
2013-09-23 07:20:02 PM
OTOH, is it really any less worthwhile than the people that go through life insisting everything is 100% positive (while usually being some of the most judgmental people on the planet)?
 
2013-09-23 07:21:06 PM
SERENITY NOW
 
2013-09-23 07:21:48 PM

fusillade762: I thought swearing was good for you?

Why the #$%! Do We Swear? For Pain Relief

Dropping the F-bomb or other expletives may not only be an expression of agony, but also a means to alleviate it

Who actually punches a pillow when they're mad?


People take opiates to relieve/alleviate pain too. But then they stop taking them and everything hurts because now they need opiates to feel okay. That's basically what this article is saying about releasing anger. Yeah, it feels good, but that good feeling is an incentive to get angry again.
 
2013-09-23 07:24:07 PM
I dunno. After I see the last of the bubbles rising from the dark water in which I've thrown them, embraced in secured chains, I feel immensely calm...Poof. Anger gone!
 
2013-09-23 07:24:44 PM
I think it depends on what you mean by venting; for me it involves talking through what's making me angry, which can be cathartic.
 
2013-09-23 07:25:17 PM
i know for a fact violence can be beaten out of people.
 
2013-09-23 07:28:29 PM
DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO THINK.
 
2013-09-23 07:31:22 PM
When I want your opinion I'll beat it out of you.
 
2013-09-23 07:33:14 PM
Not sure how I feel about this study.

If you invite people to punch a pillow as part of a test, they're probably not going to feel to bad about acting out their anger in another way shortly after. I mean, after all, it's been sanctioned by the experimenters.

I think you'd find you'd get similar results if you saw someone ELSE punching a pillow or acting out their rage, too, and were then asked to punish someone else.
 
2013-09-23 07:33:30 PM
Was there a control group that punched a pillow without negative feedback?
 
2013-09-23 07:37:07 PM
HOOTCHIE-MOMMA!
 
2013-09-23 07:42:47 PM
Soooo..... you just discovered that people who just finished engaging in a violent and aggressive manner with an inanimate target object may continue to act violently and aggressively toward other symbolic targets?

No kidding?

/ [morbo.jpg] SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY
// how is conntrol group formed?
 
2013-09-23 07:44:38 PM
how about beating someone up? does that alleviate anger?
 
2013-09-23 07:50:30 PM
Insanity later.
 
2013-09-23 07:54:39 PM
i1280.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-23 07:56:46 PM
Drinking quickly helps with anger.
 
2013-09-23 07:59:01 PM
BUT THINGS GET DONE IF I YELL.
 
2013-09-23 07:59:06 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Drinking quickly helps with anger.


Results may vary by subject.
 
2013-09-23 08:02:08 PM
Catharsis is for suckas.

/missionary, every time all the time
 
2013-09-23 08:07:46 PM
If you practice being angry, you get angry. Go figure.

One of the things I've learned over the years is that thinking about the things that make you angry just stirs the pot. That means don't engage in debates, don't care about what other people think of you, and become immune to the whims of other people.

After my sideview mirrors were ripped off, literally ripped off, I was more angered by how bad a job they did for something you could buy for $60 a pop on ebay. What they had was more or less worthless, making it simple stupid vandalism.
 
2013-09-23 08:14:25 PM
Needs to be a fark meme

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2013-09-23 08:15:57 PM
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2013-09-23 08:18:44 PM
"This is one of the worst articles I have ever read"
 
2013-09-23 08:20:46 PM

lordjupiter: "This is one of the worst articles I have ever read"


I C WHAT YOU DID THAR
 
2013-09-23 08:35:51 PM

Perducci: jaylectricity: In the infamous* words of Noddaclu: "Don't  lurk in the seas of negativity. A positive vibe will keep you alive."

/*infamous used properly
//as in, they're not famous

They're more than famous!


You know, IN-famous.
 
2013-09-23 09:19:34 PM
See also the Fark Politics tab about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday night after a bad football weekend.
 
2013-09-23 10:06:47 PM
It's better to bottle it up deep inside, then unleash it periodically on your spouse and children.
 
2013-09-23 10:39:56 PM
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-09-23 11:33:53 PM
I thought that it said TARDIS and clicked without reading the entire headline someone post a blue box before I get pissed and go on a killing spree
 
2013-09-24 12:04:46 AM
FTFA: One psychologist, Brad Bushman, set up an experiment to show how this reward system works. He asked a group of students to write an essay about abortion, knowing that the topic would get people emotional.

I wonder what his Fark handle is.
 
2013-09-24 02:25:55 AM
let's not consider the how or why, just the what.
venting anger, no matter how, will always have the same effect
same as ingesting chemicals will always have the same effect
hadurrr
 
2013-09-24 03:25:55 AM
That article was badly written, and based on a rather poorly designed set of experiments.
I'm sure angry people do get their rocks off during their outbursts and rages, and that the overflow into violence and abuse is unacceptable.
However it is ok to express yourself, especially if something pisses you off - false civility and 'have a nice day' is corrosive
 
2013-09-24 03:59:30 AM

cman: Indeed it does

Especially in politics

We don't think rationally; we act

We also have no problem with prescribing our ills to people who have nothing to do with why we are in that bad place

Its the illegal aliens! Its the black people! Its the rich! Its those damned Christians! They are why I aint living it up in my own McMansion!

We get angry at these people for perceived wrongs no matter what the truth may be.


To be fair, one of these things is not like the others.
 
2013-09-24 08:07:44 AM

Abacus9: cman: Indeed it does

Especially in politics

We don't think rationally; we act

We also have no problem with prescribing our ills to people who have nothing to do with why we are in that bad place

Its the illegal aliens! Its the black people! Its the rich! Its those damned Christians! They are why I aint living it up in my own McMansion!

We get angry at these people for perceived wrongs no matter what the truth may be.

To be fair, one of these things is not like the others.


Yeah, It's totally PC to be a douche to Christians.
 
2013-09-24 09:21:52 AM
Except that everyone is different. It helps for me. That's why I'm better than you.
 
2013-09-24 10:08:22 AM
The Catharsis Hypothesis is one of the stupidest and most damaging myths to ever come from the psychology field.
 
2013-09-24 11:37:44 PM

Prince George: Abacus9: cman: Indeed it does

Especially in politics

We don't think rationally; we act

We also have no problem with prescribing our ills to people who have nothing to do with why we are in that bad place

Its the illegal aliens! Its the black people! Its the rich! Its those damned Christians! They are why I aint living it up in my own McMansion!

We get angry at these people for perceived wrongs no matter what the truth may be.

To be fair, one of these things is not like the others.

Yeah, It's totally PC to be a douche to Christians.


That's not the one I was referring to.
 
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