Anger as a means to explore the boundaries of our humanity

I have always been feisty. Fierce. Comfortable with my anger. Happy to express it.

Learning to do so without violation of another is part of growing up.

Our society today works hard to suppress expressions of anger. We want safe. Calm. Nice. Softly spoken.

Expressions of anger and violence are terrifying for so any. 

Yet in our cultural prevention of the healthy expression of anger it leaks out of the shadows. It dominates our entertainment, it lives out loud on social media, often behind a mask of anonymity. It is used in homes behind closed doors, frustration unleashed. And we buy more guns. 

The rupture (not the rapture) is an unpredictable lightening strike away.

If you pause long enough you can sense it, a simmering cess pit, approaching breaking point.

Who knows the trigger. The inciting incident. 

To express anger, to fight, to strike out, and to do so in a way that discharges the accumulated energy without doing untold damage, is not wrong, or bad. It is to explore the boundaries of our humanity. To flex into our polarity.

When we insist on eliminating this form of expression, we do not get elimination.We will get explosion.

Photo taken August 10th 2020

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About Christine McDougall


As the Founder and Chief Steward of – Christine works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science) and the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. To learn more visit

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