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CHAPTER 10Rethinking Anger

Anger. Some of us fear it. Some of us thrive on it. Understanding it better can help us to manage it.

Stretching across the Chesapeake Bay just east of Annapolis is the broad expanse of a bridge. If you are riding across that bridge on a clear Sunday afternoon in the spring, you can catch glimpses of a hundred sailboats. Some are headed up the bay, some down. Others are aiming for shore, on either the southern bank or the northern. All of them are using the same wind. Sailors know they need the wind to keep them moving. Too little wind and the boat sits becalmed in the water; too much wind and the boat is in danger of ...

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