It’s Not My Fault You’re Angry

Rage, blame, and power.

“boy singing on microphone with pop filter” by Jason Rosewell on Unsplash

Anger is like a dandelion. That is, it spreads.

Having to absorb an adult’s tantrum, especially at work (when you can’t always tell someone to leave) is a type of emotional labor.

An example is a flight attendant having to smile while being berated by customers. It’s exhausting to take a lot of abuse and not be able to…