We'll get mad and mutter, "I'm-a gonna..." and at least we won't feel down.
Yes, saddle up the drama lama with the baggage of our years
Issues from Junior High and grade school un-huh, nunya business if there's tears.
Saddle up the drama lama, climb aboard and lope away
Rant and rave and wallow in feelings from dark night to full-bright day.
But just this time, I'm slightly wiser, I'll only ride a wee short way.
This is based on nothing online and nothing here at Roseholme Cottage or at work. Some people do thrive on strife and conflict (and not always appropriately, Mr. James Bond!); some people only really feel alive when they're irked, annoyed or plan angry. I grew up with a parent who, despite what I believe were huge efforts to the contrary, rode an emotional roller-coaster. Having three clever, glib and stubborn children didn't do anything at all to help. As a more-or-less grown-up, I can see the signs in other people; but at some level, I'm still the kid who can't stop it and usually manages to do or say the exact wrong thing.
If you grew up around it, it's a darned easy roller-coaster to climb aboard. I still succumb to the temptation occasionally myself, but these days I'm a chickenheart and try to make it just the kiddie ride, short and not too bumpy. (I suspect too many close calls with real-world danger may have burned me out on it.) It's difficult when someone wants to haul you back on board a real thrillride but I'd rather not go. Is there an AA (or even AAA) for people with mood swings?