A negative emotion, such as anger, can cause us to take negative actions. These actions because of the law of cause and affect will increase the amount of hardship in your life. In my book, DiSemblance, my main male character, Jason, gets angry when the cops believe his father is a serial killer. His anger causes him to do the following: (This scene is written in Boston’s perspective.)
Jason sits up as a fire truck and an ambulance fly past with sirens screaming. A blast louder than thunder shakes the car. I slam on the brakes, throwing us forward into the dashboard. I hit my head. Adrenaline races through my veins, numbing me to the pain of impact.
“You blew up your house.” My stomach churns. When I said destroy the evidence, I didn’t think he’d use a bomb. He blew up his house!
Isaac screams. “We’ve got to get out of here. Those cops will arrest us!”
I go limp in my seat and look at Jason, mumbling, “What have you done?”
Now the police are not only after Jason’s dad but they are also after him. He has alienated himself from the people who could have helped him. His actions have increased his hardship, not alleviated it. Are you acting out of anger? If so, do you realize that your actions are probably increasing your pain, not decreasing it?