Some readers may already have found this out in the stream of life. You grew up in an angry home, or been a victim of road rage, a mugging or a robbery.
Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go.
Here is why.
25 Lest you learn his ways And set a snare for your soul.
A snare for the soul is a place where your will and emotions learn bad habits. This warning applies to your work environment as well.
If you date an angry person, forget love. Forget marriage. That unchecked anger eventually will wreck your life.
He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail. (Still from Proverbs 22) The rod of anger means any angry man in authority will eventually fail. You, personally, have no way to dispel or mitigate his or her anger.
I grew up with a mother who said, “I’m even tempered. I’m always mad.” And she was. Something was always wrong, I was always a problem, she hated everyone, blacks, Jews, Stupid people, anyone who disagreed with her. Was she ever happy – not that I know of. Maybe once or twice.
Learning angry ways means, to learn the negative reactions that anger generates. Angry people use physical violence to settle arguments, or punish with hateful words, or revenge. They may be passively aggressive, which means to deliberately allow bad things to happen so that other people suffer. I worked with criminals for many year and found most of them angry, at least the adults; many of the younger ones were simply confused or had been betrayed. They take out their anger on people or animals.
Bad behavior and bad friends change your personality and the way you live. Better to be alone than that.