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May 15, 2015
Today, I read something intriguing about the philosophy of Aristotle. He didn't label any emotions as good or bad but wanted to know about anger for example, anger at whom?, for how long?, how does it manifest? and to what end? Revelation--No part of his thinking was about the justification for the anger. I spend almost all my anger energy justifying how right I am to be angry by playing the scenario over and over again. Here, Aristotle values and milks the emotion to move forward and learn. He accepts what is-anger- as an absolute. To what end?