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Anger is a National Disease

Posted on February 9, 2011
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Photo of the Day, Society
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This picture is of PIA employees in a violent fist fight (haatha-paee) at Karachi airport during a strike by PIA employees. The strike, its reasons, the political economy that led to it, the state of the national airline, and the politics that surround it are all important topics and all worthy of discussion. So is this picture as a picture.

At one level the context of this picture matters little. It is a representation of an angst and an anger that has now become a national disease. It is a representation of an anger that we see around us everywhere – and all the time. Anger is a natural and normal phenomenon. But there is nothing natural and nothing normal about the level of anger that seethes in our society. Indeed, within all of us. An anger you see here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here. Indeed, you cn see it on display all over our comments section.

The first step in anger management, we are told, is to recognize that one has a problem. Let us begin, please, by doing just that!

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  1. wheretogo says:
    June 28th, 2014 6:53 pm

    Howdy this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting
    to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to
    manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no
    coding know-how so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Jamal ashiqain says:
    April 6th, 2013 12:39 pm

    Anger is a product of frustration caused by economic crises , unrest in the society , law and order cituation, and very few, actually no real recreational activities for the general public.

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