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Blacktoll
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Zax
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Can Anger be channeled positively?

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Zax
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/18/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Blacktoll

Pro

I would like to start this off softly. Using the article, "Aristotle and Seneca on Anger" I would say that anger can be focused as a positive driving force and that its usual, negative connotation derives from it being mishandled as an emotion.
Zax

Con

You say that anger can be channeled in a positive way. Let's take a look at the definition of anger. The Merriam-Webster website defines anger as: an intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something. It states that anger is an intense emotion. Now, let's take a look at the definition of intense: extreme in degree, power, or effect. Given these two definitions we can deduce that anger is an emotion so strong that channeling it for good would take a conscious effort, and when one is full of anger, the ability to make logical decisions is not present. Thus, channeling one's anger for good, is impossible.
Debate Round No. 1
Blacktoll

Pro

Blacktoll forfeited this round.
Zax

Con

My opponent has forfeited round 2. Therefore I will post no further argument in this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Blacktoll

Pro

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Zax

Con

[same as last time]
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by toamatt26 3 years ago
toamatt26
Can anger be channeled positivley? Yes in some cases. It would be impossible to negate that. It CAN but most likely doesn't. @MyDinosaurHands, anger is not the hero the city needs, but the one it deserves. (Batman quote)
Posted by MyDinosaurHands 3 years ago
MyDinosaurHands
Bruce Wayne channels his anger into Batman. So I'd have to go with Pro.
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