Once when I was a hot-headed young man, I kicked a dent in my Volkswagen because it wouldn't start. It felt good, for a moment. But then I had many years of looking at it to remind me of the consequences of my temper. "You've got to do something about that temper," my mother told me after I hit a neighbor boy in the head with a pipe, requiring a few stitches, when he refused to share a toy. She said it again when I shot my younger brother in the stomach at close range with a BB gun which I thought wasn't loaded. Frustration arises when the world doesn't work the way you want or expect it to work. Sometimes this results in anger with awful consequences, and occasionally it produces emotions that harm only yourself. "Holding on to anger," the Buddha taught, is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, but you are the one who gets burned." Frustration impels you to pick up the hot coal.
Kobo, an online Canadian company that provides digital books, free and for sale. A friend told me he bought Tyrell Haberkorn's new book, Revolution Interrupted: Farmers, Students, Law, and Violence in Northern Thailand from Kobo for only $13. I've purchased ebooks from iBooks and Amazon which has a Kindle app for the iPad. Kobo looked good. It had reader apps for both the Mac desktop and the iPhone/iPad, so I downloaded them and they worked fine with a couple of free books that were included. I set up an account and bought the book. That was the beginning of my troubles.