Unkind Anger

Anger corrupts the soul my son
Said the woman wrapped in the
Ugliness of the years past.

I wondered how unkind
Time can be.

June 10, 2018

About alaindesade

Novelist, songwriter and philosopher. Has special interest in human relations, evolution of mind, inter-cultural complications, and the concept of God.
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8 Responses to Unkind Anger

  1. It does indeed but I am not sure that that realisation is going to banish anger or any other destructive emotion. After many years of trying my suspicion is that it would require a re-wiring of the brain. Perhaps one day that will be possible.

    • alaindesade says:

      On philosophical level, there is no absolutes thus anger is neither negative nor positive emotion. It depends on its source and consequence that we can specify its quality as an emotion. On biological level and its functionality, anger is a result of a survival instinct. Its real emotional opposite is fear. Once fear reaches the breaking point it transforms either into submission/surrender or into anger/fighting back for survival. C’est la vie!

      • I agree with all that you say, entirely. If we did not have “consciousness” and hence a tendency to moralise and to have emotions anger and all the qualia would not exists and would thus be irrelevant anyway. How very Eastern. The philosophies of the East make western philosophies loo rather shallow and uninteresting by comparison.

      • alaindesade says:

        These ideas appear in both philosophies if we could indeed divide philosophies so simply as being Eastern/Western. My thoughts originate from modern schools such as phenomenology, existentialism and deviant/multi-value logics. I guess you are thinking of Aristotelian binary logic and perhaps Kantian positive philosophies as opposed to Buddhist philosophies?

      • alaindesade says:

        Interestingly the stoicism is a Greek/Western philosophy. If my memory serves me right they advocated some similar ideas to Buddhist principles?

  2. Agreed, yes. Actually of course you can find it in Christianity which took much from Plato and the Stoics. I’m afraid existentialism has always scared the hell out of me. I am far too negative a personality to be able to read Camus, Sartre or the like. Or indeed any philosophy other than practical and cheerful stuff like Marcus Aurelius. Although let it be said I have read the Tractatus. My only takeaway to be honest was Wittgenstein’s ladder which doubtless I have misinterpreted. These days I tend to feel I have climbed the ladder and kicked it away.

  3. In any event, I appreciate your poetry.

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