Anger | South China Morning Post
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We have to learn to forgive and forget

We have all experienced the feeling of holding a grudge - a feeling of resentment over a slight, real or imagined.

The question is: what should we do in such cases? Should we ignore a person we hold a grudge against or should we just forgive and forget?

Monday, 17 October, 2011, 12:00am

City of sadness ... and anger

Hong Kong was in shock and mourning yesterday, a day after eight people were killed in Manila - a shock mixed with anger at the handling of the drama

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Learn to overcome anger

Being angry with someone is painful. Anger doesn't achieve anything. We may even lose our friends.

If we choose to forgive, we can have a more precious friendship.

Anger always makes us unwise. It only makes people dislike us. So we should learn to forgive.

This helps people correct their mistakes.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Men bear grudges longer than women

The stereotype of women bearing long grudges is wrong and it's men who cling to bitterness and angry memories, at least in the case of Hong Kong Chinese, a survey has found.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Temper! Temper!


Have you lost your temper over the past week? We all do it, so the answer is probably 'Yes'.

Did you shout and scream and want to hit somebody? Everyone gets angry from time to time and in the right situation anger can be a good thing.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


'Forceful, often vindictive anger'

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Stress relief that's a big hit

Before I came to China, I was advised not to lose my temper in public. That would achieve only a loss of face. Far better to bite your tongue and internalise your anger, or let it out in the privacy of your home. Coming from a culture where confrontation is acceptable, I marvelled at the idea of a Zen-like nation where rage could be controlled.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Free to be me

Dear Jaime,

Summer holidays are coming up and most of my friends are going away. My parents are not sending me anywhere and last year I was so bored because there was no one to hang out with. How can I make this a meaningful summer?


Hi Rochelle,

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Expand your vocabulary

Do you know the difference between 'anger' and 'angry'?

Anger (n) - a feeling of displeasure

Anger is disapproval about an action or situation.

Angry (adj) - irate

Someone who is angry shows strong emotions that make them want to shout at someone

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Anger management all the rage as conflict returns to the office

Despite economic recovery and rising wages, anger management is in vogue. As Alexis De Tocqueville once observed, people don't start a revolution when they are dirt poor. Similarly, when you have nowhere to go, you make yourself nice to colleagues.

9 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Give me five

to illustrate


to explain something by using examples or pictures

Example: The accident illustrates the fact that the road is not safe.



something which is strong and substantial

Example: He had a solid argument to back up his point of view.



10 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Don't get even - get mad

Anger is a universal no-no, frowned upon throughout history by virtually every philosophical and religious tradition. Yet psychologically, it has its uses. Doesn't a good fight often clear the air? In Hong Kong recently, didn't mass outrage crystallise resolve to take action against Article 23 legislation?

25 Jul 2003 - 12:00am


In an eloquent letter in these columns on January 1, Edward L. Sweda justifies the extravagance of the damages award against a cigarette manufacturer as an expression of justifiable anger on the part of the Los Angeles jury.

10 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Living in the age of rage

IT'S A FAMILIAR FEELING. You're late for work, you've had a row with your spouse and you've just realised your Octopus card has run out. You grope in your pocket - no change.

22 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Mother's trendy way of dressing poses no threat to girl

Q. My mum embarrasses me with the way she dresses. She is dressed more like a teenager than a woman of her age. How do I tell her without hurting her feelings? I feel as if she is competing with me.

18 May 2000 - 12:00am