"Rage" originally meant “rabies” or madness. Because of a close-by Rage and Anger "center" in the lateral (Limbic) hypothalamus, Anger is part of the reaction involved with Rage.Rage/Anger + associates of anxiety, fear, angst, and anguish, are called “Choking” Emotions since ones breathing system and Life-Force Energy (Ch’I, Prana) are both harmed by them. Chronic Rage/Anger results from accumulated “big bang” traumas and intense ongoing micro-trauma layers. An analogy is a head of lettuce, with each leaf representing an extreme anger. Way in back and deeply underlying Rage/Anger is profound Hurt (i.e. wounded psychical feelings) or Spiritual Pain (Spiritual Feelings disconnected from their Unconditional Love Cosmic Source—humans’ worst misery). Both keep enlarging ones overwhelming magnitude by daily Magical Thinking. This adds “Too Much” distorted or imagined idea layers from losses, lacks, or obstructions. Stubbornness locks the Afflicted Selfhood’s Psychical and Spiritual Pain enhancements into Magical Thinking’s bad situations. When any circumstance hints of danger or when danger is present, the amygdala goes into action without rational thoughts—i.e. no evaluating, judging or thinking. Hence, there is disregard for long or even short-term consequences, for one is only dealing with the “here and now”. Simultaneously, ones body’s flood of released hormones (e.g. adrenalin) and peptides cause emotional reactions and physical preparations—e.g. surges of energy in preparing for “Fight or Flight." But some have "Fright" to the point of a Freezing “Awe” Response. While cooling down, ones distress hormones remain above normal, hence making one more easily irritated. This nervous system arousal can last for hours. If it stays ‘lifestyle up’, ones body undergoes progressive destruction from being in such an abnormal state.
For the majority of Black Americans, chronic Rage/Anger—not being about ‘faceless’ hate or envy—as it is with Europeans—is mainly about indignation from unbounded unfairness pertaining to their dignity and civil rights. It is the mind's displayed final common pathway for all of their profound personal emotional Hurts and Spiritual Pain. These have so cracked or shattered ones Selfhood-Greatness as to cause some to be Selfhood Splintered. The resultant Self-Absorption (viewing everything within ones world in relation to oneself) and seeking External World’s help answers, ensures staying in mental agitation, disharmony, and restlessness. All make one even more vulnerable to anger, fears, + self-defeating actions–causing vicious cycles of difficulties + thinking checkered with illusions and delusions. Problematic self-control and shackled acquired Emotions urging daily “Escape” acts are common consequences. Hurt ‘feelings’ can cause anger so deep as for one to lash harsh words on loved ones “for no reason”. Even petty things designed to harm the innocent are done in hopes of getting some pain relief. When impulsive acts spring from chronic juggling and/or psychological scars (as from being physically, emotionally, or spiritually abused and/or abandoned), the tendency is to do harmful actions to oneself and/or to others out of a sense of desperation. Consequences of these patterns are the generation of conditions which magnetically attract more gobs of pain and anger.
Mental copings with masks and masquerades are devised to protect ones self-image. One is “Blind to the Obvious causes” of problems for which the “elephant in the room” is responsible. Projection of ones faults are placed on others who engage in self-improvement. An example of this Reaction Formation is those “Crippled Minds” thinking they go straight while it is the strong that are limping. Their objective is to have some type of “win” and for the trigger person to lose—no matter the long-term costs for that momentary “win”. Yet, Broken Brains’ weak personal powers mean they need recognition and support from others—a diagnostic clue of their sense of being overwhelmed. Another clue is their inability to stop talking about their problems—as if that is corrective. It is foundational to stop blaming and complaining. Anger, Hate, Envy never serve any useful purpose—especially with loved ones but give power to the Bad. Recall, for example, those family or close friend situations where everybody involved lost out in the end. Instead, take charge and control. Start with establishing aloving atmosphere in which to spend ones time—even if that means helping others in a shelter. Create and maintain a “Buddy Relationship” with a child. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com