As Serious As A Heart Attack
As serious as a heart attack.
Don’t care if your anger affects people around you? Think your anger gives you that macho 💪🏼 “don’t f#^k with me” look? That’s cool. I’ve dated and subsequently broken up with men like you. 🤷🏻♀️
But guess what? 🤔 Men who act in anger, whether verbally 🗣 or physically, are 3X more likely to develop premature heart disease, 6X more likely to have an early heart attack, and 3X more likely to have a stroke.😯 That sucks, doesn’t it?
No one wants to be around the “angry, waiting to explode guy”. 🙅🏻♀️That’s an easy way to lose friends, relationships, and jobs REALLY fast. And if you’re one of those that say “this is who I am. Take it or leave it”, know that acting out in anger GREATLY affects YOUR health.🏥
Get this: in the 2 hours after an angry outburst 🤬, the chance of having a heart attack DOUBLES. (And sorry, for those who decide to repress your anger 😶, your chances of getting heart disease is 2X more than less angry men.)
Know what else? Anger is commonly a symptom of the big D word. DEPRESSION...especially in men. 🙇🏽♂️ So if you know a man who is 0-10 with his anger outbursts 🤯or constantly ruminating 😒, don’t just ignore them and say what an a-hole they are. That man is most likely depressed. And remember: 90% of men are NOT diagnosed with depression because men’s symptoms look different than women’s.
I get it. It’s extremely difficult to help someone who is so angry 😤 and hurtful. But understand this, anger was part of what defined a man 💪🏼. Any other feeling, such as sadness, loneliness, etc.. was seen as being weak. Men who are depressed OFTEN times act out in anger because that’s the ONLY emotion they know how to use.💡
Be kind 🙏🏻 and help them out as much as you can. They need it. Believe me. (unless you’re cool with mass shootings on a daily basis. Because where do you think all of those acts of violence stem from? And think on this: all the mass shooters have been men.🤔)