I’m Going To Explode!

Stress

Panic attacks. Many of us have had one, or several. Somehow things stress us out so much that at some point we start to melt down. Little things become big things. Problems become impossibilities. Everything starts to overwhelm us. Some of you know what I am talking about.

Stress is like that too. The relentless and unbending pace, day after day after day. The problems with my parents, or my kids. The never-ending need to be doing something. The never-ending list of things to be done. The meaninglessness of it all.

It is truly shocking how many of us live our lives in a constant state of anxiety, pressure, and stress. Day after relentless day of problems and issues and things that absolutely must get done before I can fall into fretful sleep. It is no wonder, than, that so many of us live on the edge of constantly boiling over, constantly in danger of being overwhelmed. Constant anxiety can do that. So can ongoing anger, or depression, or grief.  Even ordinary “never going to change” stress and problems can potentially take you to the edge.

Remind you of anything? Ask anyone who’s had an orgasm (and I hope you are one of them) and they’ll tell you that at some point in the whole process you reach what I will call, for lack of a pretty term, the “point of no return”. After this point the house could burn down around you and you’ll still need “just a minute”. There is a vast store of energy just begging to be released. Momentum is building alongside a weakening will to resist and your capacity to hold off a crisis is sorely tested. The train is coming and there is nothing you can do about it.

Anger is also like that. It builds; becoming more intense and more animated, until things just start spilling over. Have you ever wondered why people often seem to make little sense when they are exploding? Maybe that’s because this release of emotion is closer to an orgasm than we care to admit. The build up, the release, the relief. You feel better in spite of the fact that everyone around you feels worse. Time for a cigarette.

11 thoughts on “I’m Going To Explode!

  1. Angerasm…the process of an emotional meltdown, resulting in explosive release of emotions
    Angerism… spewing forth verbal, venomous hatred
    time to contact urban dictionary…

  2. I don’t have a partner, so I don’t have sex, and obviously don’t have orgasms, unless my relationship with my right phalanges counts.

    Anywho, I think the orgasm to anger comparison is about as good as it gets for me. My son is relatively happy and stable, however, I tend to fire off either to the wiener dog or at inanimate objects in my kitchen, and then go fire up some smokes. Lung cancer is a strong possibility in my future. Great post.

  3. This is the truest and funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. From panic attacks to stress to orgasm to anger….
    Maybe if we all had more orgasms we’d be less stressed and angry?

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