A Cure for Anger

A person who makes you angry conquers you

Elizabeth Kenny, the famed Australian nurse and originator of the Kenny method of polio treatment, was once asked by a friend how she managed to stay so constantly cheerful.  Said the friend, «I suppose you were just born calm and smiling.»

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«Oh, no,» laughed the nurse. «As a girl, my temper often got out of bounds.  But one day, when I became angry at a friend over some trivial matter, my mother gave me the counsel that I have since stored in my mind, and have called upon for guidance ever since.  She said, «Elizabeth, anyone who angers you, conquers you.»