Story on How to Control Your Anger

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Long ago there lived a farmer in a village. He had a son who used to get angry all the time and was not able to control his emotions. The farmer father decides to teach his son a lesson to control his anger. He tells his son to put a nail in the fence in their barn every time he got angry.

The first day the boy nailed 37 nails in the fence, when the boy went home he felt relaxed.

2nd day he nailed 30, 3rd day it went down to 28 nails. As the days went by the number of nails decreased. The boy realized he had started controlling his anger and emotions. After a month he had finally reached a point where he did not need to hammer a nail to the fence. Happily, the son goes to the father and proudly says I can control my anger and I don’t feel the need to hammer anymore. The father says, son, I am proud of you. For feeling this way. You now must pull out every single nail which you have hammered. The son says sure. Later that day the son returns to the father and says its done father.

Now the father takes him to the fence and tells him, Son looks at these holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same ever again. When anyone says anything in anger, it leaves a scar just like this fence holes. You can put a knife in a person and draw it out, it won’t matter how many times you say sorry, the scar would be still there.

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Moral of the story

Control on your anger and emotions. Do not say anything in the heat of the moment and always think before you act. As once the action is made, you cannot undo what has happened. Always remember to be true to yourself and to the people you meet in your life and never decide things in anger. Anger can be one of the reasons you have been stuck in life. Make sure the anger doesn’t control you and you control your anger.

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