Do you ever just lose it? Come on, admit it. You just go off on somebody, usually for no good reason. They look at you funny and you lose it. They say something that rubs you the wrong way and you lose it. They sneeze and you lose it.
Most people lose their cool and recover from it fairly quickly. They actually feel better and act better after blowing their top. Like pressure being released from a cooker, it serves a purpose. Cause if you let that steam build, it's gonna blow and not in a good way.
I have a theory that some of the people who shoot, stab, or run people over etc, may not have depressurized their cooker. It has built up to an explosive level. While the rest of us let the steam out once in a while, these people don't. For whatever reason, they have kept it in. And then the top blows sky high and people in the way get hurt.
Lumping those people in the broad category of mental health does a disservice to those who manage to live with that diagnosis and be a productive part of society. There is no doubt many of these unstable people have mental health issues but, we need to be careful of stereotyping.
So, the next time somebody tells you to cool it, tell them they better be happy you blow every once in a while. Then smile at them. ;-)