Anger and Heart Attacks : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

I saw something about this on the local news last night.

Maybe a few of us should read and comprehend this.

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), May 17, 2000


This is OUTRAGEOUS!! I am so angry that I cou.....l........AARRRGGGH

-- (, May 17, 2000.

Thanks, Donna.

I think some folks just don't feel satisfied unless they're angry about something. It kindof goes along with the negativity that some folks seem to need. In fact, I'd go so far as to state that negativity is BASED in anger. WORRY could be included there, as well.

I just paid $455.00 to have a new distributor put on my daughter's car. I could have paid less somewhere else, but her transmission had been acting up, so when the car stalled and had to be towed, she decided to tow it to a transmission repair place that her friend recommended. The transmission repair place couldn't check her transmission if the car wasn't running, so they suggested she go next- door to a place that fixed other stuff. Her breakdown was last Thursday night. I got an estimate on the car on Friday. Everyone told me it was too high. I told the mechanic not to do anything...we'd have the car towed elsewhere on Monday. He told me I still owed $45.00 for determining the problem. I added that $45.00 and the $45.00 for an extra tow and decided that I wasn't any better off taking the car elsewhere. Of course I COULD have gotten angry, but what would THAT do?

Monday I called back and said, "Go ahead and replace the distributor." Once that was done, the mechanic called to say that the car still needed a tune-up, and about 5 other things. I said, "Just get the car limping." I picked it up today and took it next- door to the transmission place. The transmission mechanic took the car for a drive and said there was nothing wrong with the transmission. I drove the car home, and didn't experience ONE jerk, or any other symptom that would indicate it needed a tune-up or anything beyond the new distributor.

If you don't see the positiveness of this story, I'll spell it out. I could have spent $90.00 to save $50.00 if I'd allowed my foolish pride to deny mechanic 1 his overpricing. I could have spent $1100 on a new transmission that I didn't need, but the transmission mechanic was an honest man. I could imagine all sorts of scenarios that could have angered me if I allowed, just using this ONE event.

There are surely a few folks on this forum who could look on the bright side more often. Have you compared this one to some others? I've seen folks get so angry about the Elian rescue that they posted "I was SO angry I was shaking." Here's a kid they never knew and will never know, but something about the rescue encouraged anger in them that caused shaking. When did life become this serious?

-- Anita (, May 17, 2000.

Could the relationship between anger and heart attacks have something to do with the following:

* A healthy ratio of calcium to magnesium in the body permits each nutrient to appropriately restrain the other
* Calcium excess can result in cardiovascular problems
* Anger brings about "fight or flight" type physiological activity

Speculation: Gearing for "fight or flight" depletes magnesium. (Is there any evidence at all for this? Calling Z, coprolith, et al.)

-- David L (, May 18, 2000.

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