Last week, my 4 years old niece took my brand new watch (a birthday present from my brother), and out of mischief, she threw it onto the floor. I lost my cool and shouted fiercely at her. Asking if she would like other people to throw her things onto the floor. She was crying and apologizing to me.
I seldom lose my cool. May be this is the first time in recent weeks/months.
That evening, while I was showering, a sense of guilt overcame me.
What am I angry about?
Why didn't I "catch" my anger?
Do I really need to shout at her?
Is MY brand new watch that important?
If my niece threw some other people's watch, I won't be as angry.
Somehow, the idea of "MY" thing is more important than other people's thing.
It is my ego problem.
Actually, I don't really care about this brand new watch.
It is just a thing.
Anger is such a useless quality (unless it is for righteous reason).
Anger always mess up the mind.
We tend to say/do the wrong thing.
I learnt a new lesson.
My niece also learnt a new lesson.
Fortunately, kids do not bear grudges.