Let’s create a world filled with peace and love

I used to work as a part-time aide worker with the Parkland Class here in Red Deer.

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I used to work as a part-time aide worker with the Parkland Class here in Red Deer.

As required by the company’s policy, I underwent a lot of seminars, usually on dealing with the different kinds of attitudes of clients or individuals.

I learned how to manage anger, and possibly replenish your attitude so that you can acquire a healthy, free from burdens of life.

I got learned some techniques to control temper, and the affects of bad attitude, especially anger, grief, stress and fear.

According to a health tips that I read, anger weakens the liver.

Grief weakens the lungs.

Worry weakens the stomach.

Stress weakens the heart and brain

And fear weakens the kidney.

In my mind, these are very important.

I’ve tried to live by not to get angry; not to worry; not to be affected with stress and grief.

But oftentimes, it is really hard to avoid not to get angry and live like a sinless, immaculate-heart saint!

With my calm and passive attitude in front of impulsive people, I often just ignore the provocative and livid acts of any enemy.

My philosophy is to just let the “fuming phantasm,” which evidently caused by rant and rave and doldrums, to enter to the left ear and go by through the right ear to evade insignificant dilemmas.

Just recently, I lived with that philosophy, and even congratulated myself from surpassing the intense mood of a person who looked liked he either had an anger management problem or was high on drugs or intoxicated.

From the residence of a Red Deer Advocate paper subscriber in Morrisroe after I collected his payment for a one-year subscription, I decided to go to the locksmith to make a key copy for a gated-community within the Anders-on-the-Lake here in Red Deer.

The key was for my new sub-carrier.

The locksmith shop is located beside Superstore.

So, I passed through 40th Avenue, and turned left along Ross Street down to downtown.

By that time, some parts along Ross Street, especially besides City Hall, were busy with plowing that caused traffic problems.

So I decided to turn left to 48th Avenue and intended to go right to 48th Street.

In front of me, there were two young men (in their 20s, I presumed) riding with their bicycles.

The first lane, which turned right, is not a bicycle lane, and I stayed there and put my turn signal to signify that I would turn right.

I was about eight metres from the cyclist to give them their right of way.

The first young man went to the sidewalk, and waved his left hand like he was saying “sorry!”

In response with his well-mannered act, I waved my right hand also and nodded at him with respect and appreciation.

The second young man stopped in the middle of the lane in front of my car and became angry, pumping the air with his bony right fist and swearing at me.

He was commanding me to stop my car in the corner and have a fist fight with him!

For no apparent and reasonable reason, he got angry at me.

The worst was that he was swearing!

I hate people swearing, and I don’t know why, my heart pumped with anger and I was tempted to park my car beside the sidewalk and have it out with the young man!

The young man didn’t know who I am, especially in defending myself from the people with anger management problems like him.

The young man continued to taunt and swear at me, instead of clearing the lane.

He must have been on something because I noticed his reddish, blazing eyes.

Maybe he had smoked something that pumped up his adrenalin.

I tried to pacify myself, and by remembering the very important and helpful things:

Anger weakens the liver.

Grief weakens the lungs.

Worry weakens the stomach.

Stress weakens the heart and brain

And fear weakens the kidney.

And of course, I have to think of my life, my future and my loved ones.

As immigrants from the Philippines, and Canadian citizens with families, we are in much better situations, and our lives are elevated accordingly with our hopes and dreams.

I knew, in a snap of fingers, all my dreams dreams and aspirations would vanish if I let myself drench by my own excessive resentment and by the tremendous mockery of the young man in front my vehicle.

So, all I did was to breathe out the anger from my heart and brain, and tried to smile and got away from the troublemaker!

Another motorist might have run over the young man and his life might have been ended! What a waste of life that might have been!

That “infantile” man was so fortunate that he encountered a virtuous motorist like me who knew the difference between good and bad.

I knew that if I ran over him, he might be disabled or, worse, die.

His parents, siblings, relatives and friends would grieve and possibly get angry at me and my family members, too.

For my part, I might have been jailed for committing an offence against the law of God and people.

That would have a huge effect on the future of my family and children.

In a sudden flash of anger, life might have been changed for the young man and me!

How many crimes and violations had happened due to a bad attitude or an anger management problem?

Every moment of our lives are at risk due to acts by bad people.

We all know about the case of a Filipino contract worker, Jaysen Reyes, who got shot by a robber at his job at the Fas Gas in West Park.

Reyes had arrived in Red Deer in May 2013 with noble intentions: to seek greener pastures for his own future as well as that of his loved ones back home in the Philippines.

But his dignified ambition ended just like that because of the impact caused by bad deeds of other people that hurt him, his soul and well-being.

If we could only rid the world of crime, life would be very awesome.

Nowadays, it is really hard to go out without feeling threatened by perilous circumstances.

But of course, life goes on.

Danger is part of life.

We should always remember God with all our endeavours every moment in our lives.

We should put Him first before anything else.

With Him, we will always be safe from danger and crime.

Lastly, we should love and help one another.

We should control our attitude and behaviour so we don’t put our future at risk.

We should advocate for a world free from danger, not only in Red Deer or the Philippines, but all over the world!

We should aim for a world of peace and love!

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