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Rahmieka
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jaquanna92
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anger can be a good moral motivation

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Started: 12/23/2013 Category: Philosophy
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Rahmieka

Pro

We should have anger because it is a motivating force. It makes us look at ourselves differently and makes us want to change.
1. In order to see anger as good we must cling to the middle state.
2. Therefore to cling to the middle state you must stay there so you can reason when it comes to anger.
3. In conclusion it is good to have anger so we can have motivation in life.
For example when we are fighting for something that we want we are fighting because we have a desire for something. When you desire to have something that causes you to experience anger when you are looking forward to a new promotion at your job, you desire to be hire up or making lots of money so you are angry then. When you go on the interview your desire which causes anger makes you do so well because it leads to your motivation in convincing the boss.
According to Aristotle we get angry when we feel we are lacking on something. So in the example above the person may feel like they are lacking in a position or authority at their job they work hard to get in the position to be where they are at. When we are angry we are motivated and we become angry when someone doesn"t see good in us and this will be a very strong motivation point.
jaquanna92

Con

you say that anger is a good moral motivation you will look at yourself different IT IS NOT NECASSARILY THAT CASE that one want to look at their self different. You should not want to look at yourself different because you are then desiring you should be happy with yourself and live life. If you are angry you feel you are lacking something and that is not a reason why anger is a good motivation because you should just have the will and want to do whatever. IF IT IS POSSIBLE THAT anger is a good motivation because you look at yourself different .. you got angry in your life should you look at yourself different? Anger is not a good motivation because you are stuck in the past IT IS IRRELAVENT to live based on the past if you claim anger is motivation isn't motivation about moving forward why would you want to be in the past?
Debate Round No. 1
Rahmieka

Pro

I don't agree when you say , "you say that anger is a good moral motivation you will look at yourself different IT IS NOT NECASSARILY THAT CASE that one want to look at their self different." why would you not want to look at yourself different? when you evaluate yourself it makes you set goals and standards for yourself. I also don agree when you say " You should not want to look at yourself different because you are then desiring you should be happy with yourself and live life." when you are not desiring a better life you set your self to just be at one sate and that isn't what life is about . if we don't set goals or standards for ourselves where would we be??
when're would human civilization be if we didn't set standards for ourselves? we would not have any doctors, lawyers, teacher, police officer act. when we set standards and goals we live life and make sure we know what it is all about
jaquanna92

Con

I say this because angers is weakness which means you are in pain and living in pain is not good because you will not be happy you will not live life long due to health. anger shows lust and want for something you should not want you could be content just live tomorrow is not promised. IT IS POSSIBLE one would want to better there self but it is IRRELEVANT because you should nit think in the future because you do not know if you would be here in the future. do all you can and all you see fit. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THAT you have to have motivation. therefore you should not be angry.
Debate Round No. 2
Rahmieka

Pro

I disagree with you that it is IRRELEVANT to not want or desire. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT anger can motivate you and it should motivate you to do greater things in life. When you state that people should be content with the lifestyles is a very unclear claim. of course there are people on this earth that would agree with you but do you really agree that this is the case.

everyone is in college for some type of better situation or fulfillment According to Aristotle's when some one is lacking something they become angry with triggers the emotions pain and pleasure . so it is NECSSARILY the case that anger can be good moral motivation.
jaquanna92

Con

IT IS THE CASE THAT yes every one is in college with motivation that does not mean they are all angry. it is IRRELEVANT to be angry for motivation because IT IS POSSIBLE THAT no one will want to be around you which then makes anger pointless. All that I am saying is you do not need to be anger for motivation, you do have to have motivation.
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