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Get Angry-Get Happy : Read This Before You Die Young!

  • Jun 18, 2012
Anger Mastery- Get Angry, Get Happy by Kevin B. Burk
teaches how to put aside the major distractions in life
long enough to take control and lead a happier existence.
Examples of major distractions are victimization, the pain of loss,
uncontrollable circumstances and many events that confuse
people and deprive them of badly needed focus on more important
agenda items.

Burk explains that mastering anger helps protect against
manipulation by other people. Part of mastering anger is
channeling energy into activities that are creative and
supportive of your strengths and purpose in life. One such
activity is gymnastics.

The lowest ebb of life is victimization according to Burk.
Here people tend to have an eternal pity party with all of
the classic escape habits like drinking, overeating, gambling
and other activities that drain health and financial resources.
Hallmarks of the victimization state are pride, anger,
desire, fear, grief, apathy, hopelessness,  guilt and shame.

The next highest level is constructive activity where
people actually do things and enjoy the benefits of
their hard work. Neutrality, willingness, acceptance
and reason are classic universals at this level.

Next is the spiritual state where things are
accomplished through your efforts and influence.
Love, joy and peace are the universals in the spiritual state.
The last and highest state is the enlightenment where
things are done in your name or persona.

Burk spends a lot of time rationalizing how to leave
the victimization state systematically. He actually
flowcharts the decision-making process by disaggregating
your personal business from activities that are the concern
of other people. If something does not concern you personally,
then all of your activities should be directed elsewhere to
things that involve you directly. Examples of these things
are your family, home, career, finances etc.

Anger Mastery is an important work in the psychology of
coping with life logically and systematically. The author
forces each of us to separate the important things in life
from things that really don't concern us directly. In achieving
the separation, we learn to let go of chronic conflicts which
drain our energies while providing little financial or psychic
compensation in return for the effort expended. Everyone
should read this book and become familiar with the methodology
expounded by Burk.

Article first published as <a href='http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-re...nger-mastery-get-angry/'>Book Review: <i> Anger Mastery: Get Angry, Get Happy </i> by Kevin B. Burk</a> on Blogcritics.
Get Angry-Get Happy : Read This Before You Die Young!

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