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Aric – How do you handle anger?

Aric – How do you handle anger?

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I have anger, but it started way back—when it’s out of your control, how do you react to it? And to me, that’s the biggest thing. So, when we found out that the doctor performed the wrong surgery, he actually came into the rehab room, and I was... Show More

I have anger, but it started way back—when it’s out of your control, how do you react to it? And to me, that’s the biggest thing. So, when we found out that the doctor performed the wrong surgery, he actually came into the rehab room, and I was sleeping, and he woke me up, and I didn’t know he was coming, Dr. McClure, who found the x-rays, and they were wrong, called him to tell him to come in. So, he wakes me up and he says, “I need to tell you something, I operated in the wrong place.” And at 14, I look up at him and said, “well, there is nothing we can do about it now, what’s the next step?” And then, that happened then, and now when something happens, or I go through a thought process—I ‘ve never been a knee jerk reaction now, I can’t lie, I have kids.  So sometimes there are some, but overall, what can I control? Is it out of my control? Well, then you have to go with it. And anger is one of those I think that it’s all about I say “control,” controlling your emotion. Do I get upset? Absolutely. Is it on some simple things in life whether the counter, or the cabinet is too high, I can’t reach it? I found these things the other day; it’s some tongs with, that are silicon tips, so now I reach up to get it. There’s answers or solutions to the issues, it’s to me thinking it through and reacting to it that way. Overall, I think I’m kind of an even-keeled person, but those times that anger comes in, you have to look at it and say, “okay, do I have control over it? If I do how do, I correct it? And if I don’t, do I have to let it go?”

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Aric – How do you handle anger?

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Injured in 1983 at age 14, paraplegic
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I have anger, but it started way back—when it’s out of your control, how do you react to it? And to me, that’s the biggest thing. So, when we found out that the doctor performed the wrong surgery, he actually came into the rehab room, and I was sleeping, and he woke me up, and I didn’t know he was coming, Dr. McClure, who found the x-rays, and they were wrong, called him to tell him to come in. So, he wakes me up and he says, “I need to tell you something, I operated in the wrong place.” And at 14, I look up at him and said, “well, there is nothing we can do about it now, what’s the next step?” And then, that happened then, and now when something happens, or I go through a thought process—I ‘ve never been a knee jerk reaction now, I can’t lie, I have kids.  So sometimes there are some, but overall, what can I control? Is it out of my control? Well, then you have to go with it. And anger is one of those I think that it’s all about I say “control,” controlling your emotion. Do I get upset? Absolutely. Is it on some simple things in life whether the counter, or the cabinet is too high, I can’t reach it? I found these things the other day; it’s some tongs with, that are silicon tips, so now I reach up to get it. There’s answers or solutions to the issues, it’s to me thinking it through and reacting to it that way. Overall, I think I’m kind of an even-keeled person, but those times that anger comes in, you have to look at it and say, “okay, do I have control over it? If I do how do, I correct it? And if I don’t, do I have to let it go?”

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