We live in times where displays of anger, aggression and violence are all too common. Problems managing anger have led to a variety of social problems. Arrests for domestic violence, violent protests and lootings, mass shootings and violence in sports are occurring at an alarming rate. It is easier to effectively process your anger when you are strong in the 8 Pillars. Consider these pillars to be the foundation needed to allow the processing of triggers to go smoother. Each pillar has value and strengthening each one is a worthy goal to make it easier to manage any anger triggers you will encounter. Anger management is more than learning ways to handle the extreme emotional overkill- in the heat of the moment, it is about developing a mindset which serves to prevent and protect us from blowing up in the first place. Those who rarely get angry have a deep inner peace. They are able to overlook minor bumps in the road. They rarely complain, talk negatively about others and are able to see the forest for the trees. They are hopeful and able to not allow the past to destroy the joy they are capable of experiencing today.