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They say that if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.

The Stoics don’t agree with that. In their view, anger is always bad. If you’re angry, you’re not seeing things as they are.

Caleb and Michael discuss why you’d think that in this conversation. It’s grounded in Seneca’s On Anger. Enjoy.

(02:09) Introduction

(06:57) What Is Emotion

(12:55) What Is Anger

(24:13) Why Defenses For Anger Do Not Work

(24:47) But Vengeance Is Justified

(34:16) But Anger Is Useful

(43:20) My Anger Is Controllable

(46:31) If You're Not Angry, Something Is Wrong With You

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.