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Anger can be a good moral motivation

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Started: 12/23/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mgeorge3595

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According to Aristotle anger is a good thing as long as it is for the right things, people, etc. Lets say that an overweight person becomes angry whenever they look into the mirror because he or she is fat. They understand that it may be a problem for their health and may potentially have to deal with high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. So the anger they have can be used as a motivation to get healthy by eating right and losing weight by exercising. In this scenario, anger can be a good moral motivation.
mendes36

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IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE THAT over weight people get angry the right way because in some cases people who believe there overweight will do unhealthy things to lose weight and some will also commit suicide. So on certain matters there is more bad then good because there are so many bad ways to lose weight and to escape the over weightiness. So in this case it is kind of tough for me to agree with you.
Also its like this case that a girl in Florida jumped to her death because she was getting picked on. Instead of using anger in a positive way to overcome the bullies she used that anger to escape the bullies permanently. So in this case anger is viewed as a uncontrollable emotion because no one can control it. If anger can be controlled it should be renamed because it is viewed as something that cannot be controlled. So once someone has omitted that they can control it it is not anger. There fore anger can only bring about negative outcomes because it is uncontrollable.
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