Continuing from yesterday’s post on anger management. Let’s look at the same example again.
We easily get angry at home, with our loved ones, and often burst out. But when speaking with a superior at work? No matter the insult, we are able to take it in our stride, even if it stings badly. Is our boss really more important than our family?
It is not about getting paid or not getting paid, or whether the other person is a loved one or you care for each other or not. It is simply about taking the other person for granted.
We know at home, that if we get angry and create a scene, the same family members will not throw us out. We have taken them for granted.
But in the office? Raise your voice, and you may never get a raise again or even lose your job. We know the consequences, and are hence able to shut up, despite some rage beginning to boil inside.
Is this justified? More tomorrow…