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6) “Anger and intolerance are enemies of right understanding”, Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour.

6) “Anger and intolerance are enemies of right understanding”, Elucidate.(250 words)


Why this question:

The quote is my M K Gandhi, one has to analyse the quote from the perspective of the GS IV Paper.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the hidden meaning in the quote, one has to analyse in detail how anger and intolerance make the understanding opaque.


ElucidateGive a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever  appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:


In a few lines describe a general understanding of the question.


The answer must discuss the following:

Anger affects the person who is angry as well as all the people who are touched by that person’s anger. An angry person is likely to speak harshly . In addition, anger affects a person’s health. Doctors have discussed the relationship of anger to physiological complications such as  high blood pressure. An angry person may also cause both psychological and physical damage to himself or herself as well as his/her family. Sometimes angry people hurt themselves if they are unable or out of reach of the people at whom they want to direct their anger. At other times, angry people may physically hurt their children, or other people.

Later on, explain how one can control anger and intolerance, bring change in attitude.


Conclude with solutions.