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The Daily Dharma – January 14, 2022

Photo of bell hooks by Kevin Andre Elliot

“Anger prevents love and isolates the one who is angry. It is an attempt, often successful, to push away what is most longed for—companionship and understanding. It is a denial of the humanness of others, as well as a denial of your own humanness. Anger is the agony of believing that you are not capable of being understood, and that you are not worthy of being understood. It is a wall that separates you from others as effectively as if it were concrete, thick, and very high. There is no way through it, under it, or over it.”

bell hooks
From The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love