The Art of Ranting

A lame guide with some underlying insights because we take everything for granted.

I have this thing with a friend where we use a template for ranting. And I feel like people could adopt this, funny and ridiculous as it sounds.

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Why rant?

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” ― Sigmund Freud

I don’t believe in blind positivity. And obviously no one’s a saint, as much as one might try. Be it an annoying coworker, a random stranger who was extremely rude, or just witnessing something that you deem as ridiculous– if you’re human, you have negative emotions, and if you remember the physics lessons, energy cannot be created or destroyed, but changes form.

“Why can’t you just write it down in private?”

You can, and you could. And you probably should.

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1. State Intention

I think a lot of the times we forget, in the midst of our own anger and annoyance (and even sadness), to consider the other party’s mood and situation. We can’t expect people (even the closest of friends, family member, or partner) to be there for us 24/7 to take in our negativity– we’re individuals and we have our own lives and issues to deal with after all.

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2. The Story

Obviously when we’re ranting, we need to include the background story – what happened, and what led us to feel how we feel.

3. State Expectation(s)
3. State Expectation(s)

3. State Expectation(s)

I think this is the part where people would be thinking, “What? You really have a template don’t you?”

Human. Designer. Feels a lot. Thinks a lot. Writes sometime. https://esthertch.com

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