文／ DEAR 01月號/2020 第13期 封面故事
Being woken up by loud drilling noise, stepping on gums while wearing new shoes, encountering bad drivers on the road, and getting stuck in video games. Faced with all the challenges this cruel world throws at you, sometimes you may feel like you can’t do much besides forcing a smile on your face. But if you don’t manage those feelings, one day it’s going to go “BOOM” like a volcano.
To keep that from happening, maybe we can hire an anger translator, just like what former US president Barrack Obama did.
As the head of state, Obama always had to watch what he said. When attending a White House dinner before stepping down as the president, he asked famous comedian Keegan-Michael Key to act as his “anger translator.” As Obama spoke politely, Key acted out how he actually felt, helping him vent his anger and frustration over the past eight years in a funny way.
Obama: “Because despite our differences, we count on the press to shed light on the most important issues of the day.”
Anger translator: “And we can count on Fox News to terrify old white people with some nonsense!”
However, anger management isn’t something that only politicians must deal with.