Valentine’s Day (or as I like to call it, the Day of Lover’s Obligation) is coming up this week, and if you’re single or otherwise just wanting to go out to eat, odds are you’re pretty frustrated. In fact, with the world seemingly contriving to constantly rub your nose in your singleness, odds are high that you may be a bit angry.
See, normally, I’d give my usual rant about how Valentine’s is a completely invented holiday that ultimately is about horny werewolves rather than romantic love but instead, I want to do something different. You see, rather than encouraging people to swallow their resentment (or at least not write another hot take about the annoyance of being single on a day when all the happy couples are canoodling in your face), I want to teach you how to channel and use that anger. Because quite frankly, we’ve been sold a load of shit when it comes to anger. Yeah, we get told that anger is the path to the Dark Side, but that’s by the same people who insist that only Sith use absolutes which is in and of itself an absolute and let’s be honest: how well did that work for them?
But the Sith aren’t any better about anger either. Giving into inchoate rage is even less productive than trying to choke it down.
Instead, I’m going to teach you how to use your anger… the right way.