|No one can make you angry without your permission. |
People do not make us happy or angry; they trigger our emotions.
Whomever or whatever you place in charge of your feelings, you have placed in charge of you.
The language of our culture supports putting people in charge of each other. With him in charge of her and others in charge of both of them, we can all be irresponsible.
How do we reclaim responsibility and power? Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a tool we can use to re-empower ourselves and those around us. Again: how?