A Glimpse into the Angry Brain
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Many years ago, before I went to medical school, I had the chance to visit New York City, a much bigger city than Boston, my hometown. I marveled at the skyscrapers and the density of noise and people. I recall walking down the street feeling the energy and excitement of the place. My eyes wandered for a moment and made contact with another person standing in front of a building. He was taller and more muscular than I, wearing a white tank-top shirt that seemed to purposely display his gym-jacked arms and shoulders.
“What you looking at?” he sneered.
In the blink of an eye, my brain registered that this ...