Antagonism: (n.) active hostility or opposition.
We just can’t make up our minds.
Are human beings supposed to be angry or are we supposed to quell our feelings, disguising them as mellow cooperation?
We are confused.
Sometimes we criticize ourselves for having any temper whatsoever, while simultaneously applauding heroes in movies who take vengeance on their enemies.
Which one is it?
Honestly, the only way to deal with antagonism is to never allow it to get that far.
How does it digress? When we refuse to admit that we’re pissed off.
By the time we finish struggling over the validity of our feelings we are so exasperated, exhausted and infuriated that we pop off with something we shouldn’t say or do something beyond the pale.
If true spirituality were correctly imparted to believers, we would comprehend that the key to controlling our anger is releasing it in tiny doses as it rises to the surface.
As the Good Book tells us, we should not let the sun set on our anger. We should be angry and sin not. For after all, what generates sin is violence.
And the Good Book also tells us that we should never allow ourselves to ignore our apprehensions to the point that we start calling people names and destroying their reputation.
Antagonism is a social disease created by a civilized society caught between the reality of human frustration and the aspiration to keep peace and quiet.
As long as people shall dwell together, there will be conflict.
Having a healthy debate or even a livid argument is preferable to shooting a missile up someone’s backside.
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