Anger Management

Has our society become oversensitive?

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Comments (17)

(17) William B, January 29, 2012 6:34 AM

Calm down

@ Coaster - Relax, and calm down. It's only humor.

(16) Coaster, August 17, 2010 5:02 PM

Anger Management?

This isn't funny and doesn't talk about anger management. It creates anger, frustration and anxiety. Try again.

(15) feige, September 17, 2008 10:57 AM

All from Above

Really, it surely happens that we get oversensitive, all too often, in many different circumstances. But if we keep in mind that Hashem is the One that runs the world, and it is all how He decides we should be treated, then we won't take others' actions so personal. It is not neccessarily right how we are being treated, but its well worth to keep our cool for our OWN good!! And anger management is something we can all gain to work on for our own growth as well as improving our Emuna - belief and Bitochon - relying on Hashem that EVERYTHING that happens is for our very best!!! Good luck in all your efforts and remember, every tiny effort counts!! Have a very sweet new year!!

(14) Jane, September 12, 2008 6:53 PM

Very Dangerous Territory

I have had it happen to me. Someone in power at work didn't like me, so they framed me, invading my right to privacy. They went into my briefcase and took a page from my journal, about my grief over my sister's death, which I wrote for use with my couselor. They took harmless information from my home computer buddy list, and twisted a conversation they heard with a friend. Voila....they spread rumors, there is no way I can defend myself in everone's eyes, even though an investigation proved that I am innocent. It could happen to anyone, but especially the most harmless, innocent, and vulnerable. I am proof of this.

(13) lisa, September 11, 2008 4:54 AM

I think someone didn't have their coffee..........

I think someone didn't have their morning cup of coffee!!!!!!

(12) Feigele, September 10, 2008 7:10 PM

The Power of Uniform!

This story has nothing to do with anger management but rather with uniforms. Once a person puts it on, he/she becomes invincible, perfectly confident that their colleagues will backed them up. My view in these instances is to play their games and act like them unless it’s a matter of life and death of course. Especially in airplanes today, they use the security issue to implement their sense of power. These people have same personal issues as anyone else and are human beings who transmit their frustration to other people who are crossing their path. It seems that more and more people are walking on pins and needles, especially since 9/11, everyone is suspicious of anyone. But at the same time, people are getting more defensive, ready to jump to the next guy’s throat, meaning: “don’t mess with me!”

(11) malaika, September 10, 2008 12:38 PM

ookkaayy people

Seriously you see how the security guard automatically came to the defense of the "Stewardess" without even knowing the facts of the matter. This unfortunately happens a lot, we jump to conclusions without really educationg ourselves to the situation, and at that we come to the defense of those who we know b/c we know them we think that they must have been in the right. Learn to Listen and then ask questions folks!!

(10) rivka, September 10, 2008 12:23 PM

I think ppl in certain positions let power go to their heads by thinking more of themselves this is a prime example of this and while this is supposed to be a comedy think of real life and how ppl are treated

(9) Sandy, September 10, 2008 7:56 AM

not funny-sad commentary on our society

Has it come to a this? We have to 'walk on eggs' in every situation or things become blown out of proportion. This is supposed to be comedy...I dont find it funny...I find it frightening.

(8) Dvirah, September 10, 2008 7:41 AM

Unjustified Sensitivity

In this case, the over-sensitivity, if it existed at all, was on the part of the staff, not the customer, who was only making a reasonable request - one which the staff (in the person of the stewardess or "flight attendent") agreed to honor but then ignored. Moreover, until provoked to his limit the customer did NOT raise his voice or show any signs of real agitation or agression. It really looks like the staff pulled this stunt - saying "calm down" before the person was upset and ignoring the actual request - deliberately in order to "pull rank" and show power over him. Which seems to occur not only in the movies but very often in actuality. I have noticed this expecially with airline staff but also other places - anyone with a uniform, badge or other minor authority symbol seems to thrive on frustrating others just to show off his/her power. As Rabbi Solomon would say, something to think about: is this what we want for our culture?

(7) shoshana, September 9, 2008 9:24 PM

It's not funny

This is more scary than funny. You know, it could just really happen.

(6) doris, September 9, 2008 7:04 PM

human behavior

this was a terrible account of how human beings behave without any verification of facts

(5) Rosen, September 9, 2008 1:44 PM

yes, customer service is sometimes rude and snippy

Yes, society is pretty sensitive, particularly when it comes to customer service and them correlating that with their policies. You can't always go into a bank to get a bill exchange for $100 bill or a few $20's without them asking if you have an account with them. What's even worse is the customer service to get health insurance, where they are likely to decline you if you have a pre-existing condition, and the frustration we undergo when we have a question where an e-mail for the website will tell you to call their number and when you call their number, they revert you back to the website, as it doesn't appear this kind of customer service has its act straight. It would be best if such services weren't denied at all with a reasonable cost, or there was more universally accepting service and care for everyone.

(4) Anonymous, September 9, 2008 1:43 PM

Society HAS Become Overly Sensative

I believe the hyperparanoia most people have about issues is due to the media playing it up to make a story. Most people are able to take some comments and walk away, thus giving the other person nothing to moan over. If the media gets involved then it becomes National news. Let's get rid of the media.

(3) Ronni, September 9, 2008 10:37 AM


We are taught in the Torah to treat others in the manner that we want (not expect) to be treated and so if that means going above and beyond in being sensitive to somone so what? Why do people always rationalize their behavior? If you hurt someone just recognize that not everyone is like you and you need to speak to them in the way they will hear you. Even Moshe Rabainu (Moses) was told to speak to the women in a different manner than the men.

(2) Yoheved, September 8, 2008 12:46 PM

Yes ...Sad to Say

Usually people are oversensitive because of alot of hurt or dissapointments in their past. Society is oversensitive as a whole because laws and limits have been abused. In the religious spheres people can be oversensitive due to becoming to pious to understand the reasons why people do what they do. Judaism without a heart has lost something. We have always taught that human need comes before all. So how do we get a balance in all these things??? The only answer I can see is to put our feelings aside and through humility try to be sensitive to the oversensitive, knowing that something or someone has made them that way and to try to assure them that we are not out to get them. By becoming oversentive to their oversensitivity reminds me of the old saying: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Many are blinded by pain right now and cannot somehow get over it. It is up to us to do Tikkun Olam, now isn't it???

(1) aryeh, September 7, 2008 2:18 PM


i think ppl. are way over sensitive ppl. think o we (jews) arent like that but when you got pulled over by the cop for speeding you probaly drove away saying that guys an antisemite or when you got stoped by airport seceruity and they checked your bag you probaly also walked away saying wow he is an antisemite


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