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!

31 responses to “Anger is a National Disease”

  1. Khuram Khan says:

    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.

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