Alphabetical Emotions: Rage

A problem that needs attention and controls

Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

R When I grew up rage was violent, uncontrollable anger such as I described in my first emotion anger   Nowadays the Australian youth have a lot of rage on board. They go to rage parties where excessive drinking, drug taking or both render the participant unlikely to remember the previous night but for them rage is synonymous with enjoyment.

The word of course originates from rabies and I can see a resemblance to a rabid dog both in the person that is suffering this extreme anger or in the youth as they rage at a party. Mind you I have never seen a rabid dog so I could be corrected on this score.

These days it is also used to express a strong desire or passion such as in “a rage to live”. Or if you replace the a with a the it becomes a temporary enthusiasm…

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2 thoughts on “Alphabetical Emotions: Rage

  1. Carole Webber May 2, 2014 / 8:41 am

    Many people today have not developed self-control. For me it was taught in school and church, and home making for good judgement, and a moral way to live. Why are some so angry ? I have never understood violence as satisfactory.

    • fictionfitz May 2, 2014 / 8:46 am

      An insane mind? A mind of pressure due to perceiving no power and limited options?

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