The Ventilation Fallacy

An impatient cab driver honks, signaling a young man to move out of the way. The young man makes an offensive gesture, further adding to the cab driver’s agitation. He revved his engine loudly and said, “You have to yell back as it makes you feel better.”

Venting when you are angry prolongs your mood rather than ends it. Anger only breeds more anger. Venting when you are sad is a good way to validate your feelings. So you have to keep a check on your feelings.

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