Why do we shout in anger??



A saint asked his disciples,

“Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?”
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said,

“Because we lose our calm, we shout because of that.”

“But, why do we shout when the other person is just next to you?” asked the saint. “Isn’t it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you’re angry?”

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the saint. Finally he explained, “When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other through that great distance.”


Then the saint asked, “What happens when two people fall in love? They don’t shout at each other but talk softly, why? It’s because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is very small…”

The saint continued, “When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that’s all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.”


MORAL: When you argue do not let your hearts get distant, do not say words that distance each other more, else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.  


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  1. I personally don’t get angry easily, but I have seen people getting angry at smallest of things. If only we could control our anger more often than not!

  2. Moral of the story stunning, especially in this era wer ppl get raise like enythin for nothing!!

    good writing and good grammar too …can u be my blogs editter?? 😀 (loll)

  3. Awesome message !!!! I prefer NOT to speak wen m angry !

  4. well said. i tend to get angry easily n yeah i do shout when i am angry but then i kindda pulls down the burden a little… but yeah i know its bad to do that.

  5. Lovely moral! 🙂

  6. Lovely story. It will take a lot to put this in practice, though. Reminds me of John Lennon’s Imagine. 🙂

  7. Beautiful narration coupled with sensible explanation to the questions posed! Your post contained everything in it to fit these words: Excellent!


  8. well its different for different people.have read some people saying tht they prefer not to shout at all..and then?let the hearts distance the way they are going?
    many a time,shouting will help to get everything out of you , one might not be emotive if she/he is whispering but shouting takes that folly away.
    when we are happy and we shout,that doesnt mean we have distanced our hearts ryt?
    we shout because it is an expression of emotions.sometimes a small standoff might be averted because one f the parties shouted and emoted whereas some standoffs would last an entirety due to the coldness developed as a result of not expressing enough!!
    keep blogging

  9. Nice short story there!
    Its one thing even i hav never understood. Rage on others only mkes me laugh. 🙂

  10. good moral
    i speak when iam angry..just to bug the hell outta de bugger!

  11. another one which requires an appluase… 🙂 …everything is based on circumstances and the plane of time people are in ….may be the best way to prevent shouting at someone is to discuss issues before grow hard enough that they need higher levels of sound necessary to drive the topic in ….and to understand the consequences before such an act and understanding why the person is angry and the background of it possibly makes the one who is at the receiving end not to feel bitter…

  12. Very nice !! I’ve read this before and it’s so totally true .

  13. Nice.Never would’ve thought of it in this angle.

  14. Reblogged this on iwannaletout and commented:
    Food for thought…

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