when we wake up and find that we have been lied to, and that harm has come of it, it is natural to be angry, it is good, because it’s a sign that we are still capable of change, that we have woken up and are willing to stand up for what needs to be done, but we cannot remain angry, or our anger will consume us, and we will become the problem instead of the solution. also, Anger, like Fear, releases a Stress hormone called Cortisol, the Long term effects of elevated cortisol levels are detrimental to us, both physically and mentally.
Cortisol operates with epinephrine (adrenaline) to create memories of short-term emotional events; this is the proposed mechanism for storage of flash bulb memories, and may originate as a means to remember what to avoid in the future. However, long-term exposure to cortisol results in damage to cells in the hippocampus. This damage results in impaired learning.
So remaining angry at the system, or pointing that anger at our ‘rulers’ (i refuse to call them leaders) or even at ourselves, is useful only for a moment, that moment in which we learn what makes us angry and we store it away as a vivid memory for reference when we need our anger as a reminder, thereafter, if we do not let the anger go and move on, we actually become less able to deal with the problems at hand.
when we embrace a scientific world-view, it becomes less about culpability and more about correcting the problem. Does it really matter who was more idiotic? or who caused the problem! shouldn’t we just fix the problem? since truly fixing the problem should result in it not happening again…