Psychologists now say that this is a dangerous myth. Some people use this theory as a licence to hurt others. Research has found that “letting it rip” with anger actually escalates anger and aggression and does nothing to help you (or the person you’re angry with) resolve the situation.

It may take a lot of patient questioning on your part, and it may require some breathing space, but don’t let your anger — or someone else’s — cause a situation to spin out of control. Keeping your cool can keep it from becoming a disaster (for 100 days or much longer).

For more on “Emotional Fitness” – get the CAP Guide here: https://consumer.org.my/product/emotional-fitness/