"Sometimes, when we are discouraged by a difficult situation, anger does seem helpful, appearing to bring more energy, confidence and determination. And while it is true that anger brings extra energy, it eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. So the energy of anger is almost always unreliable. It can cause an immense amount of destructive, unfortunate behavior."
— The Dalai Lama
I have often been mislead by my own anger or my friends' anger and thought to myself: "Hey, it's better than depression!"
I suppose it's always better to sit and ponder something than it is to react without thinking. Always! But funny how when you're in reaction mode, it seems so brilliant and empowering...