The study was on anger, not on happiness.
Yeah I know, but the article does equate happiness with a lack of anger. Or maybe a lack of happiness with anger. Not a perfect fit, I’ll admit.
I do experience more anger now that I have a kid … I guess if anger plays a major role in your life, then according to that study, there is no logical reason for your to have kids, because kids increase anger.
Well, you know me fairly well, so you know that I have dealt with feeling anger at a level far greater than you my whole life. I have felt that my little boy actually has lessened my anger level. He is one area of my life that I am completely at peace with. Even when he is naughty (and that happens a great deal) I very very rarely get angry. JB, you should know how weird that is.
I think that, for me, kids (mine and other people’s) are just someone that I can believe are truly innocent. It’s hard for me to get mad at the innocent. I get mad at everything else because “grown-ups” aren’t. I have to see motives to actions. When little Jack hits me in the face, I know that he is excited to see me, or pissed that I took his block away. He sits in time out, but I don’t get mad. I understand where he is coming from, and with that understanding I can’t get angry. And even more, I am much less angry in general since he was born. So go figure. I had a kid because my wife stopped taking her birth control. But it turned out great.
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