Grievance Studies

Dalrymple on the difference between generous and bogus anger. And on self-indulgent loss of temper:

When…I grow angry at some minor inconvenience caused by someone’s failure to do what he ought to do, or what I think he ought to do (not always the same thing), a still small voice…whispers that I am rather enjoying my fury. Indeed, I have occasionally caught myself hoping that something will not be done to my taste so that I will have the opportunity to exercise my ire and being disappointed when the opportunity is dashed from me.

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