Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Why people are angry all the time

I believe it was Eminem who said if you have enemies, it means you actually stood up for something in your life. I also believe that unfortunately the new generation will not know nor care who Eminem is (but he is soooo awesome, you guys).

Lately I have been following Parliment and politican ongoings in Malaysia because when you're running a business, you have to always have your ear to the ground, eyes to your social media to see what's trending, what's the latest topic and if the latest political party in charge will be able to last until the next election round. It's true, politics affects business.

Why people are angry all the time

Man, people are so angry on the Internet.

We call them keyboard warriors, SJW, trolls and Karens... I can't believe I need to sit down and have a talk with the babies when they're old enough to go on the Internet on what to do and what not to do when they have unsupervised access to the WiFi.

And then this thought occurred to me that most people are angry because they are jealous. They are jealous because they waited for their whole life to start and suddenly they passed teenagehood, passed young adulthood, passed every hood and still didn't become a multibillionaire with a yacht and hot babe in tow.

They are angry because we are the generation who was told if you study hard and work hard then you'll unequivocally be rich and successful.

They are angry because we are the generation who was told that to be happy and fulfilled, you need to marry and settle down, have way too many kids and be satisfied with wherever you are in life.

They are angry because nothing happened in their life. So it's easy to judge and lash out at other people, especially people in the spotlight.

I know this, because lately I get worried too that I am just letting day by day go by - yes, even me, Miss I-Plan-Every-Single-Hour-of-my-Day. There are so many external and internal pressures to use the day wisely and possibly the scariest part is if you find out that even if you tried your hardest everyday to make lots of money, to lose weight, to look extra beautiful and successfully bring up extra smart kids - someone else probably ended up with a much better life than you did.

Case in point, I am the same age as Mark Zuckerberg and we both have 2 kids and dogs. Obviously his life is soooo much more fascinating than mine is.

That's why it's important to be grateful because on the other end of the spectrum, there are so many other people who are having a harder time than I am.

How is being angry and hateful beneficial? It's not and it won't bring you any closer to what you want to achieve in life.

Scolding someone will never be beneficial to you, not even scolding your own children.

If you have enemies, realise that it's not about you, but what you represent that makes other people envious enough to want to take your life apart.

And if you dislike someone, realise that you have the option to just let them go and focus on things that make you happy and bring meaning to your life.

Let's figure out life together. Onward!


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