What are the three important songs in your life?


Warning: This post is an eyesore but I’m posting it anyway.

Write about the three important songs in my life? I cannot choose. There’s just a lot of them. Maybe at the moment, I have these three important songs that I associate meaning with. What are those? Hmm.. Right now, I am hooked to Audrey Assad songs and what song from her that makes me ticking is Good to Me. That’s one. I’ll go back later to that. What’s the second? Hm…. (Long pause). Continue reading

Childhood Days

“If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now?”

Now I’m going back to the place where I spent my childhood. It’s the time when vacant lots are spacious, buildings are huge, and my only priority in life aside from schooling is to have fun with my playmates outside the house. During vacation, siesta is optional. I had an asthma back then but it never stops me from running in the dusty and concrete road in Marikina, which will then turn into a city years later. Years are fast and I can just visit this in my memory. Time’s running out so I need to post this now. Isn’t it convincing enough?

Writing Prompt: From Daily Post – Writing 101: A Room with a View (or Just a View)

Reasons Why Anger can be Constructive

With free time to spare, now I’ll be heeding an interesting topic today suggested by The Daily Post:

Topic #219:

Can anger be constructive?

Topic submitted by Corkscrewboo-hoo.

Definition of Anger

First, let’s define what is anger. In the website of American Psychological Association, quoting Encyclopedia of Psychology as their source, Anger is stated as:

Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.

Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems.

But excessive anger can cause problems. Increased blood pressure and other physical changes associated with anger make it difficult to think straight and harm your physical and mental health.

Yes, anger is a natural. It’s part of our emotions and it’s in our instincts. Anger is sometimes good. It protects us when our ego is being trampled. It keeps us from being humiliated in front of other people. It sometimes makes us assertive in a way that we can express our own feelings in a positive way. But most of the time, the problem arises when it results to a violent reaction.

There’s a saying in Filipino that is roughly translated as: “Too much of something is dangerous.” And this saying also applies with anger. When the intensity of anger rises up, that’s when anger becomes uncontrollable. And when a person is being controlled by excessive anger, that’s where the problem arises.

Anger as Constructive?

Aside from being destructive, what about anger’s constructive side? I believe that Anger is also Constructive. And these are my top 10 reasons:

  • It makes us assertive (rather than aggressive).
  • It inspires us to perform better. For example in sports , when frustrated, it makes an athlete to perform better. (Though it may look like being aggressive. I’ve watch the dunking video of Blake Griffin and it proved me right… I guess.)
  • It lets others know what makes you angry, making them realize to be considerate of their actions.
  • Determining what makes us angry can lead to a better understanding of ourselves.
Can’t think of other reasons now. How about you? What are your other reasons why anger can be constructive?