How very small things can make a huge differenceThere is a saying in Tamil, "vuthavikaramaaga illa vittalum upaththiramaaga irukka koodathu" ( if you cannot help, at least please do not give pain or disturb).
If we observe very small things, we can easily make life that much easy for some people, and help them. Or we can easily appreciate them for their work and see the difference.
For example, in Chennai buses, even after the recent hectic increase in prices of tickets, the poor conductors have to deal with customers who don't give them change. If a ticket costs Rs.11/, the customer would give only rupees fifteen and expect the conductor to give back four rupees. The poor guy cannot find change, and then heated exchanges always take place.
What stops us from having small change, so that all this anger can be avoided? Similarly, at our own homes or in other houses, we often see small children coming up to show us their skills in some small drawing or painting or whatever. If we appreciate them immediately, they feel so happy.
Housewives who do not work, always do ask us for feedback about quality of food. If we praise them, they feel so happy. This happens even when we visit other houses. They expect small feedback.
These are small things, but they can make a huge difference in terms of helping everyone, live far more happier lives or get through small difficulties. Anger can come down and should come down, at various points in life. The small change problem is only illustrative. There are other instances too, where anger can and should be controlled.