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Anger is for Sissies!

anger is a weakness

Another day I had a “chat” with Arnold Schwarzenegger (Ahnuld) and asked him to share with us his timeless wisdom and one of his favorite anger management techniques.  What follows is a brief advice to be taken to heart if you truly want to be a “BIG DOG”.

P.S. In case you’re having some difficulties with Ahnuld’s Austrian accent you can find the transcript below.

Transcript:

Ahnuld Wisdom On Why Anger is for Sissies and How to be a Big Dog

“Listen Everybody… If you get angry and lose control then I want tell you a secret… ANGER IS FOR SISSIES.

You see, anger is a sign of weakness… Why? Because big dogs don’t bark. They don’t need to. You need to become a big dog… like me! HA HA

I want to give you three rules how not be an angry sissy and be a big dog.

Rule Number 1: Don’t be a sissy and don’t bark. PERIOD.

Rule Number 2. You’ve got to respect other people’s opinion without getting angry… and then do what YOU want.

Rule Number 3. If you don’t want to be a sissy, learn how to manage your anger and fight fairly. But most importantly – don’t bark.

If you are angry, your children will be angry too. They will pass it on to your grandchildren. If you don’t want sissiness to be part of your legacy then act like a big dog. (Insert a photo of that angry kid)

La la la la… la la la la… anger scares your friends away…. La la la la… la la la la… be a big dog and rule your day…. HA HA HA HA!

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  • Leah Kenny April 5, 2013, 1:17 pm

    Hello. Ive been looking at your site with much interest. My problem is coping with a angry teenage step son . His father and I are at are wits end with his constant anger and verbal abuse. I spend most of my time avoiding him as I am passive in nature normally but on a daily basis I feel myself stuffing my anger inside me .I know this is not healthy but we are dealing with a boy in constant state of angry. Ive been kind and tried to be nurturing to him but he is so hard faced. His mother is an angry person and she parented him through fear. A authoritarian which I don’t agree. But it seems its the only language he understands now. Completely defiant in everything. Banging your head on the proverbial brick wall would get more sense. Ive tried to explain to him that you won’t get the best from people if you talk and treat people this way. But you can see eyes roll and blank ignorance. Can’t get through the hard exterior. He thinks the only way to get anything in life is being vile and stamping foot demanding it. Because this is how his mother is, he is under the illusion that this behavior works. He has no friends. What does that say? Sorry but didn’t know if you could offer some insight. Also he refuses to go school and is having counseling to no avail. I get that he obviously a very hurting young man but soo hard to help when you can’t reason with someone. Hopefully your techniques will at least help to keep myself calm and sane.
    Many thanks Leah Kenny.

  • AM Tadas April 5, 2013, 4:32 pm

    Hello Leah, thank you for a sincere note. I can only imagine how helpless you feel in this situation. You’re absolutely correct in thinking that it’s nearly impossible to help someone like your step son. Someone probably can but most likely not you or his dad because in his mind you are not an authority to him… teenagers are like this. Its obvious he has a huge burden of mental anguish and he’s always spreading the misery to people around him. The guy will most likely grow out of this when he matures but thanks to the upbringing by his insecure mother he will have many breakdowns before he has a breakthrough. If he wants to achieve anything in life he’ll be hitting a brick wall with his attitude and lack of emotional intelligence. One day it’ll hit him that his way does not work and it never did, only then he’ll be open to change. If at all possible send him to some camp to be more in the nature, be around more positive people. Please manage your own mental health as much as you can too, find a support group, feed your mind with noble and warm thoughts, learn to meditate. This way you’ll have a surplus of positive feelings and will cope better with anything that your step son and life throws at you. Much courage and patience to you and your family.

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