| Is there someone you hate? Well, maybe you don't really hate them. But you get really |
angry every time you think of them. If you don't let this anger go, it can turn into
Bitterness appears when we can't forgive (原谅) someone who has hurt us or made us
angry. Someone might say or do something that hurts us. But instead of controlling the
anger, we keep it beep inside. Before long, a bitter feeling begins to grow. We may think
we're hurting that person by criticizing (指责) him or her often, but we're really only
Bitterness can not only lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, but
also hurt our relationships with friends and family members. No one enjoys being around
an angry person for very long.
If you see bitterness in your life, here are some ways to deal with it.
Instead of trying to deny your anger, make it clear to yourself and accept it. See
·Stop making excuses for it
You may feel you have a right to be angry.
You may think you're right and the other person is wrong. You may even secretly enjoy
making the other person look bad. But in the end, bitterness hurts you much more than the
other person. The bitterness will hold you back, and the other person will go on with his
or her life.
·Forgive and forget it
You probably can't completely put the anger out of your mind. But you can decide to
forgive the other person. Forget it and move on. You'll enjoy better heath and peace of
|1. According to the passage, we might get angry when someone _____. |
|A. holds us back |
B. forgets us
C. doesn't like us
D. does hurt us
|2. Bitterness comes from _____. |
|A. our health problems like heart disease|
B. the anger that lives deep inside our mind
C. the person who says something that hurts us
D. our relationships with friends and family members
|3. The underlined word "deny" in the passage means "_____". |
|4. The best way to deal with the bitterness is to _____. |
|A. make the person who hurts us look bad|
B. hate the person who hurts us very often
C. accept that you are hurting the other person
D. forgive the person who hurts us and forget it
|5. What can we learn from the passage? |
|A. We should enjoy someone who hurts us. |
B. We should pay more attention to our friends.
C. The peace of mind is more important than the hurt itself.
D. It's better to let bitterness go along with the other person.