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James Shepherd – How do you handle anger?

James Shepherd – How do you handle anger?

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I bite my tongue most of the time. Roll windows up in the car and then screamed at the top of my lungs. And I don’t get angry like I used to, as frequently as I did as a youngster, maybe that’s just age. But I think the injury frames the opportun... Show More

I bite my tongue most of the time. Roll windows up in the car and then screamed at the top of my lungs. And I don’t get angry like I used to, as frequently as I did as a youngster, maybe that’s just age. But I think the injury frames the opportunities for anger and puts them in perspective, some things that used to would have made me angry, are not that big a deal. You learn to value what’s really important, what should really push your anger button, and that the number of those shrinks over time.

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James Shepherd – How do you handle anger?

James Shepherd

Injured in 1973 at age 24, quadriplegic
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I bite my tongue most of the time. Roll windows up in the car and then screamed at the top of my lungs. And I don’t get angry like I used to, as frequently as I did as a youngster, maybe that’s just age. But I think the injury frames the opportunities for anger and puts them in perspective, some things that used to would have made me angry, are not that big a deal. You learn to value what’s really important, what should really push your anger button, and that the number of those shrinks over time.

James Shepherd – How do you handle anger?
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