Anger he smiles

posted Jun 14, 2015, 9:58 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 7:19 AM ]
"Anger he smiles" Quote from Jimi Hendrix from the song Bold as Love (album Axis: Bold as Love)

You may have guessed that Jimi has a big influence on me.  The qualities he possessed; to think out side the existing guitar world box; he felt the need to practice constantly (because of his love of it); to do things on the guitar regardless of what anyone else thought and felt about it and whether they approved.  This kind of obsession can be good and bad.

I used to get angry a lot and become mad at my sons and daughter and wife and others when I felt justified.  I am finding out that anger is rarely justified since real anger is out of control and to handle situations one needs to be in full control.  I feel that admitting you have a problem is a huge step forward into solving it and it permeates ones life to be able to step back and weigh the pros and cons; the benefits and rewards versus the negativity and destroyed relationships.  I've tried to maintain that my anger was channeled at the behavior not at the person; however, I believe in hindsight that this is not necessarily true.  I was angry at myself and used that anger on others.

Insight can be a real downer; so use your insight to improve and goad yourself to greater powers of perception and become a truer person to yourself.  Don't do it for anyone but you and others may or may not notice the changes but just be happy with them.  It's alright to fall down the fault is not getting back up.  I used to use the saying, "the only difference between a saint and a sinner is that a saint gets back up and a sinner quits".  This is a trite saying but we only limit ourselves if we do not keep pushing for a better collective each one of us.