Monday, August 07, 2006


At times, I need to remind myself about this:

Aristotle's Challenge
Anyone can become angry - that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - this is not easy.
-Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

It's about managing emotions with wisdom and intelligence.
It's about reacting with understanding.
It's about being temporarily insane if anger expressed is not justified.

No one can make us feel angry without our consent. :-)


Blogger Songie said...

Balanced Emotion= 0.5 Ups + 0.5 Downs

Angry emotion= 0.0 Ups + 1.0 Downs

Solution = Increase ratio & constituents of ups

12/8/06 9:38 AM  
Blogger cmeel said...

Wahh... equations on emotions. They look like a combination of maths+physics+psychology to me. I dunno whether I understand them. Can explain further ah? Thx! :-)

15/8/06 12:28 AM  
Blogger Songie said...

Balanced emotion constitutes 50%'good'feeling and 50%bad feeling(in other words-neutral).Angry is a slightly 'uncomfortable' feeling,which means, the ratio Ups is lesser than ratio Down(ie,30%:70%).

So,solution is to increase in the % of Ups.... I make sense!

15/8/06 9:28 PM  
Blogger cmeel said...

Yup! True. Make sense. :-) Thx.

You've many creative analogies/hypotheses which simplify complicated stuff for layperson's understanding. :) Good! :)

16/8/06 12:52 AM  

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