The article "An emotion called anger" (Magazine, December 25) was very instructive, constructive and thought provoking. Since Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi controlled anger when he was thrown out of a railway coach in South Africa, he was able to form the concept of satyagraha which in turn helped to eradicate aparthied in South Africa and to win freedom for India.The above concept also made him a Mahatma. S. Sundara Srinivasan,
Ballwin, Missouri, the U.S.Many people who seem to be very cool, calm and quiet, are actually very short tempered. Many a time, their good nature is taken for granted andthey feel very angry and humiliated. Then there is a fight between their ego and self-respect. The article sheds light on the fact that anger can really be useful at times. More such articles on anger are encouraged as there will be many people in this generation who are silently suffering from this double-edged sword. Nayanika,
HyderabadApart from the points given to deal with anger, one more may be added: "Just leave the place where you were provoked". This will help one stay calm.A. Sampath,
SrirangamThe tips on coping with anger were practical and useful. Anger is a sign of weakness. It reflects the mind's incapacity to face difficult situations. It disturbs a peaceful atmosphere and obstructs spiritual progress.P.V. Srinivasan,
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