What makes you angry? For me, it’s bullying, rude salespeople (especially in posh shops), printers and blue cheese and onion crisp bags. (They should be green. Green is cheese colour – everyone knows that blue is salt and vinegar).
Other common provocations include queue-jumpers, racism, spitting, traffic jams and cold-calling. As ever, Kermit the frog provides the definitive answer, but even if you’re not a fan of Sesame Street (is this possible?), I’m sure you can think of a few triggers.
For a slightly deeper analysis of our anger, James 4 says this:
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
The real problem is not the world ‘out there’, but the heart in here.