More people bottle up ‘quiet stress’ and the silence is deadening
There is a growing epidemic of people who don’t voice their anger, and suffer just as much
When she was growing up, Kate was aware her father had a temper. “He would fly off the handle very easily. My mother was forever telling him to calm down before he had a heart attack,” she remembers.
“Growing up, if my brother or I ever lost our temper, our mother would say: ‘Oh, please don’t have a temper like your father.’”
As a result, Kate learned to keep her temper in check, and saw keeping cool in the face of chaos as a positive thing...