Jason’s First Day At School
Jason’s first day of 10th grade. He was so excited last night that he was rude…but then apologized with feeling. “I was just excited about school” he said. In other words, he noticed the problem (verbal and behavioral rudeness) and asked himself “why?” Why, in other words, was he angry?
Anxiety about school, and fear that our discipline would interfere with his social connections to his friends, which is hugely important (tribe). Conclusion: rude because of anger due to anxiety and excitement.