Mark Twain said that “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured,” and when it comes to people with depression, few statements ring as true.
Have you ever held a grudge or were angry at someone? Probably, because you would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t. However, when you have felt that way; when you have been really, really angry about something or towards someone, let us ask you - what good does it do? Does your intense anger impact the person you are angry at? Does it change the way they go through their lives? Or maybe you are upset at an outcome that was less than favorable. Does your anger do anything to change that result? Does it do anything to make you feel better or does it ultimately make you feel worse?
Anger is like swallowing the poison and hoping that the other person gets sick. It is for this reason that it is so important for us to let go of our resentments so that we can move past the trivial and focus on that which we can change.