“Holiday Rage”? Are you kidding me?
November 26, 2006 3 Comments
According to this article, there is such a condition called, “holiday rage.” What is it? It’s stress caused by typical holiday experiences (long lines and jammed parking lots) which bubbles over into tempestuous outbursts.
The article cites several factors which contribute to this ‘condition.’ One being crowded malls, another being staying under budget (the average American drops $800 during the holidays).
My favorite part of the article is the “How to curb holiday rage” section. Well how does one curb it? Accept limitations, don’t take things personally, and focus on the positive. Focusing on the positive according to the piece is the following:
“The season is about forgiveness and being thankful.”
As to whom we should be thankful to the article does not address. As to what exactly ‘forgiveness’ entails, the article would never in a million years address.
If we were truly thankful to God and really think about what the season celebrates, that is God becoming man because He alone is the one who could have forgiven our sins by dying on the cross, then there would be no need for such ridiculous terms as ‘holiday rage’ or even a need for the hedonistic mess that the ‘holiday season’ has become.