Modern day life is satisfying our basic needs but in turn is making us angrier, claims a leading psychologist.
Dr Sandi Mann from the University of Central Lancashire said that the aggression we once needed for survival, and which is ‘hard-wired’ into our brains, can ‘misfire’ when it doesn’t have a purpose.
This leads us to lash out and rage about relatively inconsequential and trivial events such as waiting to see a doctor, computers crashing and traffic.
Dr Mann wrote in the July issue of Reader’s Digest that anger which was once key to our everyday survival has become ‘targeted at trivial annoyances.’
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