Which emotion(s)– joy, envy, rage, pity,or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain?
Any of these emotions can be hard to contain, but frankly the one I find difficult to contain is rage.
My older daughter once told me that a group of boys cornered my younger daughter during recess and bashed her head against the wall. My younger one did not tell me anything about this incident, it was when my older one was passing by she saw it.
I could not believe that grade one kids could be this horrible, I was a teacher at that time. I got the name of the leader of the group,without wasting time I went to his classroom, they had a substitute that day, I went to the door and asked the teacher to let me talk to the boy. I’m sure he knew why I was there, slowly he came to the door where I was waiting, I asked him if his name was … he said yes, I warned him that if he ever touched my daughter I’d make sure he’d never do it again!