Greg Rolfe

1 year ago · 1 min. reading time · ~100 ·

Greg blog
Be angry but sin not

Be angry but sin not

Be angry but sin not

There are a lot of things these days on social media or on the news that can encourage your blood to boil. Or if you are of a calmer mindset to simply become frustrated at the way things are going or how something was said. How we react to these words and events says something.

Do we react with a rant or an abusive statement? Do we act out in frustration, demonstrating our disagreement in a physical manner? Regardless of our expression if we cause an increase of danger or emotional trauma to those around us, we might consider changing the way to react.

Not every situation we read about or hear about needs a reaction. Not every issue we disagree with needs us to respond to. Yes, we very much need to respond to the issues we recognize as dangerous, but we also must choose intentionally how we are responding and how it affects those around us.

Intentionally choosing how we respond to a situation often enables us to react in a manner that is not only appropriate but beneficial to our desired outcome. Simply reacting in anger or frustration most often simply makes the matter worse for those around us and fails to improve the situation. We might vent some emotion but actually, fail to accomplish anything of value.

So next time you read or hear something that encourages you to disagree with or become incensed, stop and consider the best approach to bring about a solution or the beginning of a solution to the problem you see. If we as a people began looking for solutions instead of just reacting in anger, I expect we would see a vastly different culture than the one we currently reside in.



Greg Rolfe

1 year ago #4

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #3

I cant count any further than 3 but I do it 10 times then I am too exhausted to react :-)

Greg Rolfe

1 year ago #2

Ken Boddie

1 year ago #1

It’s always worth counting to ten (or twenty, or more), Greg, before responding to whatever gets our heckles up. After all, what good is it if we make the best speech we will ever regret? 🤗

Articles from Greg Rolfe

View blog
1 year ago · 1 min. reading time

Remembering what is important · We have all heard the saying “the tyranny of the urgent”. The releva ...

10 months ago · 1 min. reading time

Fact fiction opinion · This morning I was watching a few short videos and read a number of posts jus ...

1 year ago · 1 min. reading time

I am requesting your input · I have a question to put before you. · In an attempt to explain the que ...

Related professionals

You may be interested in these jobs

  • East Alabama Medical Center

    rn - east ala rheumatology

    Found in: Talent US C2 - 6 days ago

    East Alabama Medical Center Opelika, United States Schedule

    POSITION SUMMARY · Assist provider with data collection, appropriate medical interventions, and patient education. Perform these duties through teamwork, while exhibiting high customer service and pa ...

  • Fresh Kitchen


    Found in: Careerbuilder One Red US C2 - 4 days ago

    Fresh Kitchen St Petersburg, FL, United States

    ABOUT FRESH KITCHEN: Fresh Kitchen invites guests to build their own chef-inspired bowls as fast as they can point. Made from scratch and fresh-to-order, guests are presented with seasonal ingredients ...

  • ProPivotal

    Behavioral Health Specialist

    Found in: ZipRecruiter Test30 US C2 - 19 hours ago

    ProPivotal Lynn, United States

    Job Description · Job DescriptionBehavioral Health Specialist (Hiring Immediately - $25-30/hr) · Whats In It For You: · - $25 to $30 per hour pay rate · -2 week paid training period · All shifts are a ...