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Darren – How do you handle anger?

Darren – How do you handle anger?

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I was really angry for a long time, and I just kind of realized one day, like, “Nobody wants to hear it.”  I was lucky enough to have a great set of people around me.  And I realized pretty early on that, like, life goes on.&nbs... Show More

I was really angry for a long time, and I just kind of realized one day, like, “Nobody wants to hear it.”  I was lucky enough to have a great set of people around me.  And I realized pretty early on that, like, life goes on.  The sun goes up, the sun goes down, you can choose to participate in life, or you can choose to sit.  And I was just like, “You know Darren, you got to get over it.”  Because people are sympathetic, people are going to say, “Man…”—they don’t even know what to say, right?—“Oh boy, sucks.”  But, in the end, if you sit around and whine and complain, those people that love you are going to just get tired of being around you.  Because as sympathetic as they are, they’re just not going to want to hear it anymore.  And, I was like, “You know, I really have a lot of people that I like, and I really want to be around those people.  And I want them to want to be around me.”  Now I look around and I’m like, “Jeez, there’s so many knuckle-heads out there that never wake up, I mean all I got that’s wrong with me is that I can’t walk around—so right?”  So that’s kind of how I dealt with it.  

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Darren – How do you handle anger?

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Injured in 1993 at age 20, quadriplegic
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I was really angry for a long time, and I just kind of realized one day, like, “Nobody wants to hear it.”  I was lucky enough to have a great set of people around me.  And I realized pretty early on that, like, life goes on.  The sun goes up, the sun goes down, you can choose to participate in life, or you can choose to sit.  And I was just like, “You know Darren, you got to get over it.”  Because people are sympathetic, people are going to say, “Man…”—they don’t even know what to say, right?—“Oh boy, sucks.”  But, in the end, if you sit around and whine and complain, those people that love you are going to just get tired of being around you.  Because as sympathetic as they are, they’re just not going to want to hear it anymore.  And, I was like, “You know, I really have a lot of people that I like, and I really want to be around those people.  And I want them to want to be around me.”  Now I look around and I’m like, “Jeez, there’s so many knuckle-heads out there that never wake up, I mean all I got that’s wrong with me is that I can’t walk around—so right?”  So that’s kind of how I dealt with it.  

Darren – How do you handle anger?
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