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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Good, The Bad, The Angry

[From time to time, we will have guest posts. The very first guest post on Nominal Me's blog is from Angry Dan. Enjoy!]

Is good to be angry?
There’s a commonality in historic societal transformations: people who are reeeeally pissed off. It takes really angry people, sometimes in groups, to stop doing the things the rest of us consider normal. It takes angry people to decide rather than watching an award winning film or sitting with the family I am going to spend my time turning my animosity into a reality. I’m angry and everyone’s going to know it whether they want to or not!

A man is not an island.
Even the most reclusive of us are still social creatures. We crave interaction with others, just like anger! Anger begs for validation and when it finds approval it strikes up the bellows and tries to spread it's furious embers. When successful, this is called Social Activism. Bunches of like minded angry people can get together, complain, and then try to change the world to their fiendish plans. Sometimes it good, like the American Revolution. Other times it’s bad like for the British during the American Revolution. But regardless of who benefits from the Angry Club’s organized catharsis, anger will continue to be a driver of human fate. As many kung-fu films has taught us, you must focus your anger! It can be the steam that turns the turbines of change. The fire in belly of the dragon!

Love is all well and good. Some would say it’s necessary to our emotional health and a cornerstone of our humanity. While it may sustain us as individuals who make up society, its that sustaining nature that limits it. It only takes one angry monkey to shake the tree and force change on the lovely complacent, eating lice off each other, below in the shade.

Love creates complacency. Anger creates history.

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Blogger Unknown said...

"Love creates complacency. Anger creates history."

Love kindles anger. Focussed anger needs 'passion' / Love to nurture it.

Spurned Love leads to 'vindictive anger' - Justifyable ??? Depends.

But True Love (I like to believe exists) is 'creative' never recorded in history books.

Fiery passion and anger chanellised and focussed or unfocussed and messy are recorded in history.

History in itself is a story of man's anger and outrage ... Love is the author ;-) [Figure it out!]

Nice post angry Dan :-)

Wednesday, 23 February, 2005  
Blogger Angry Dan said...

So Love caused genocide in Africa?

Thursday, 24 February, 2005  
Blogger Janet said...

Wait. I thought Angry Dan was always a poster on this blog...no?

Thursday, 24 February, 2005  
Blogger Unknown said...

Genocide in Africa ... Neither Love nor Anger - HATE ... That's got nothin to do with Love.

War - Niether Love nor Anger - Jealousy and Pride that's what you'll find if you seriously look into the history books. Jealousy and pride of one person who successfully 'motivates' masses to take up weapons - in other words - Politics at its best.

Untill next week.

Thursday, 24 February, 2005  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

Janet, Dan's been a regular comment poster for a while, but this is his first offical post of his own.

Friday, 25 February, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What it could be useful for?

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  

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