Anger is temporary madness: the Stoics knew how to curb it

philosophie oct. 14, 2017

« Seneca thought that anger is a temporary madness, and that even when justified, we should never act on the basis of it because, though ‘other vices affect our judgment, anger affects our sanity: others come in mild attacks and grow unnoticed, but men’s minds plunge abruptly into anger. … Its intensity is in no way regulated by its origin: for it rises to the greatest heights from the most trivial beginnings. »

Source: aeon.co/ideas/anger-is-temporary-madness-heres-how-to-avoid-the-triggers