Chapter 9

Slaying the dragon: channelling your anger

‘The only devils in the world are those running in our own hearts. That is where the battle should be fought.’

Mahatma Gandhi

I live on a street in London which is a bit of a ‘rat run’, with cars always squeezing past each other daily. The red-faced drivers shout abuse at the other drivers out of their windows with unbridled fury and frustration. The road rage incidents can get so out of hand and sometimes escalate, not only into ugly rows, but also into full-on fisticuffs. I’ve seen running battles ensue down the street, in broad daylight.

It seems to me (from the safe viewing point in my office overlooking the street, of course,) that people almost use the ‘excuse’ of having someone to ...

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