Anger Can Be Good Moral Motivation
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2)Out of the two types of virtues, moral and intellectual, moral is learned by habituation.
3)Anger is a virtue in which we have had in us from our birth.
4)Since a young age we have had the ability to become angered, but not the refinements of as to why or when.
5)By being placed in situations where anger is prominent, we then ourselves gain anger as a virtue in either a negative or positive moral way.
6)To be excessive, to have deficiency, and good temperament are three ways in which the virtue of anger can be seen within an individual.
7)By practicing the right habits, an individual can tell the morally acceptable from morally unacceptable
8)By using this sense of good and bad, anger can morally motivate us in either direction.
9)If we place ourselves in the middle of deficient and excessive in regards to anger, we can then be morally motivated to commit acts of moral goodness.
First lets define anger, a desire accompanied by pain, for a conspicuous revenge for a conspicuous slight at the hands of men who have no call to slight oneself or one's friends. Anger has no intention of creating positive reactions because it's intentions are evil.
It is not possible for anger to be good because it only makes an individual develop a different state of mind. The frame of mind of someone enduring anger leads to unpleasant actions. Some examples of anger provoking bad outcomes are a ruler demanding respect from those ruled.
It is not the case that anger is a good moral trait because it conflicts the mind-state of the individual. According to Seneca, those free of anger are able to make better decisions because pain is not overwhelming them.
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