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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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Adil Najam

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. Khuram Khan says:
    February 17th, 2011 7:42 pm

    Once three persons shared a room,now 18 persons share the same room. It is our population which is bursting at seams,add to this the corrupt and incompetent management(governance) and you have the recipe for anger.

  2. Afridi says:
    February 16th, 2011 4:02 am

    The disease of anger has really gotten out of hand. It has nothing to do with government. Just drive down a road anywhere in Pakistan and you will see anger on display EVERYWHERE!

  3. Afreen says:
    February 15th, 2011 1:35 pm

    Very well said. We have become more and more angry. So much that now we do not even know what we are angry at!

  4. Sajjad says:
    February 12th, 2011 10:56 pm

    The argument that people engage in uncivilized behavior because the Government/political leadership/xyz is corrupt etc. does not hold much weight. Usually the target of such behavior is our fellow citizen and not the powerful. We need to learn how to treat each other with respect and practice tolerance for each other. We know how teachers get mad at students. And how Sahab Jees/Begum Sahibas treat their subordinates, and so on. It is about respecting the rights of others and learning how to resolve conflicts in civilized ways.

  5. mehboob baig says:
    February 12th, 2011 4:57 pm

    I will say freedom of speech

  6. ad says:
    February 12th, 2011 12:24 pm

    The level of anger depicts the amount of injustice a common man has to go through everyday.

  7. February 12th, 2011 11:09 am

    More comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “Anger it’s is national disease, but not only that in the future this nation gonna become a cannibal (aadam khuer) disease. It’s very sad to say that & time is not that far away. My teacher Ms. Foster told me 30 years ago.
    God bless PAKISTAN.”
    - “…….whole nation has become aadam khore jaanwar …have no tolerance for each others …….anger is a culture there …………..in this situation what kind of human we will produce in our society…………..so shamefull”
    - “This haath paaee is our national disease.. To say someone wrong and I am right,,, This is quite wrong”

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