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Can blaming others make you sick?

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 09:19 AM

Constant bitterness can make a person ill, according to Concordia University researchers who have examined the relationship between failure, bitterness and quality of life.

"Persistent bitterness may result in global feelings of anger and hostility that, when strong enough, could affect a person's physical health," says Carsten Wrosch, a professor in the Concordia University Department of Psychology and a member of the Centre for Research in Human Development....

Unlike regret, which is about self-blame and a case of "woulda, coulda, shoulda," acrimony points the finger elsewhere -- laying the blame for failure on external causes. "When harboured for a long time," says Wrosch, "bitterness may forecast patterns of biological dysregulation (a physiological impairment that can affect metabolism, immune response or organ function) and physical disease."

Science Daily

Once again, science confirms the obvious. If you nurture anger, you will consume yourself. If you want to live longer, let go. Take responsibility for yourself, rather than blame others. There are many bitter ATS members who would do well to follow the doctor's prescription.

Don't worry, be happy!

posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 09:20 AM
They have medicine for it now.

Let that anger flourish

posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 09:24 AM
"it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

"your anger is a gift" RATM

The blame goes round and round, but some more so.

This seems best for now.

posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 09:29 AM
This is soo true.

It is soo Obvious.

It is so simple to fix.

Who read this may find the following very very interesting:

Being Down and Its Effects

Kind Regards,


posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by kro32

Anger has a place when it is properly directed, it can motivate us to defend ourselves and others. Cultivating anger makes you sick. Seeking to cast blame distracts from taking account of one's own decisions.

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