ANGER AND VIOLENCE In Our Communities : I AM…..
In the 20 years of conducting Anger Management Workshops, I am amazed at the levels of unforgiveness, mistrust, self-hatred, hurt, disrespect, racism and all the other “isms” that are still alive and well going into 2015. As recent as this month, I had a student say to me “I am just an angry person, so what!” Not a problem, if you live alone on an island. But if you live somewhere on the planet with the rest of us, you might need to calm that down. I AM statements. With 7.8 billion people in the world, I imagine a large percentage cannot finish I AM……. with a positive adjective and noun. This conclusion causes society to have some real problems. Work with me for a minute. Which statements below promote Peace and which ones promote Violence. I am not trying to insult your intelligence but you or someone you know may think that the negative statements are positive. That’s a problem.
__ I am a concerned and on point as a Mom with small children.
__ I am a hard working Dad trying to be a good role model.
__ I am working and going to school, trying hard to take care of my family
__ I am just like NeNe on Housewives. NeNe’s net worth is $10 Million. Don’t Hate
__ I am mean as hell and I know it
__ I am womanizer. That’s just how I roll.
__ I am not going to work for child support to take all of my money
__ I am not trying to know all the kids I have.
__ I am not going to get discouraged. I’ll keep working until things work out.
__ I am staying in Church and staying out of trouble. In the above statements we can anticipate positive and negative outcomes in our personal lives and in our communities.
I hope that YOU work on a positive conclusion to YOUR, I AM…….. statement. By doing so YOU will be helping to reduce the Violence in our Community.
From 200 Quotes from Tupac “Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate. Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate. Today is build on tragedies which no one want’s to face. Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced. Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air. Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares. Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops, knowing that my sanity content when I’m droped. But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new, build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth. Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride. I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.” Tupac Shakur
“I AM……. an Anger Management Workshop provider, who loves to encourage young people.”
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