Saturday, March 23, 2013

... abs-cbn The Buzz: The Jason Francisco-John Pratts War ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila, philippines)

hmm ... another war on tv, this time, between jason francisco and john pratts.  in case you still don't know about the whole brouhaha, jason francisco felt that the cast of the comedy show Banana Split was bullying his girlfriend, melai cantiveros.  in jason's anger, he exploded with a 1-2-3 punch on john pratts' pretty face, leading John to file a law suit against jason.

MJ Felipe of abs-cbn's The Buzz passed by my clinic to inquire about the psychology of jason francisco.

apparently, jason was being protective of his girlfriend melai from what he perceived was aggressive teasing  from the cast.  in jason's mind, aggression begets aggression and thus, he retaliated with physical violence on the first person he could get a hold on.  unfortunately, that person happened to be john pratts. 

of course, it is normal for us to feel angry and sometimes, when we become extremely angry, we may even have violent thoughts running in our minds.  needless to say (but i'll say it anyway), it is NEVER acceptable to act out thoughts of physical aggression or violence.  clearly then, jason needs lessons on anger management and conflict management.

1 comment:

  1. I am reading a book about anger titled "Anger" by a zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He is advocating mindfulness to manage anger. Good read. Hope this helps. Thanks Doc Randy...