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Anger Management!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:02 pm
by Marcus Minucius Audens
My two friends;

I have enjoyed your discussion on this topic. As you know, I am not a great believer in 'gods' who attend your every move and concern, however, in my view anger has many different levels. Waiting for the doctor can be irritating, but it can certainly be planned for, by bringing your favorite book, your drawing kit, or your knitting. Have you written down all the questions you want to ask the doctor; and finally doctors are on call for emergencies or special situations which take more time than planned for.

Waiting for another person is also irritating but with so many concerns in today's world, it is easy to be sidelined unless one is stern about his or her appointment, and patient about the other person. I would recommend the same solutions as for the doctor. That way the 'gods' have no need to get involved.

Robbery and Murder are very different. They interpose on my personal self, and take away from my personal view of myself. Such is why I carry with me at all times a chemical pistol, and stay away from those areas, where robbery or murder are likely. I have ben robbed and the target for murder, and I can testify neither was a the instance of a god of any kind. However, if I am robbed or someone close is murdered, my anger will allow me to pursue the robbery and murder to the limits allowed by the law and comment in the public news if the follow-up is not quick and effective. Again, my anger is being dealt with by myself without help, except from family or friends. No 'gods' need apply. In my world "God helps those who help themselves." In short, let him / her attend to the universe, I can attend to myself. Now I am not a Stoic, by a long shot, and if you screw with me, I will do my best to return the favor. I can forgive two small mistakes about me and the third I will take action, whatever that may reasonably be. Again, I can make up my own mind, that is what I have a brain for, and as a result my mistakes and successes are my own.

Now I agree that many people make no effort to control their emotions, the rash of cop-killers in the US proves that! The rash of religous / political murders around the world also reinforce that idea, however, to blame such on anything but the desire to equalize a personal hurt or belief, to me is rediculus. Certainly, as I have said before, looking at a grass leaf under a microscope one must believe in a higher power of some kind, but man, and animals to a degree, were given brains to think with, and the most of man-kind's mistakes and errors have come directly from that element and that element alone. No "god's' leading man by the hand to do big or little things. Man alone is responsible for his actions. Whatever higher power there may be, is probably busy keeping the universe together and is really is not interested in my stubbed toe!

I understand that the romans believed in god's of all kinds. That is interesting, and from time to time even worth my study. However. there many other beliefs of that time that I am aware of, and I do not believe in them either, for instance the god's which caused the volcanic eruptions of the ancient times. A car that drives itself, which has been on our highways for years, if presented to the Romans in 100BC would have been unanimously seen and worshiped as some kind of god. The happenings in our world today which seem to have no explanation will be revealed in the future as either a man-development or a natural occurrence. Some people today insist that such is God's Work, but when the cause or responsibility is revealed those people become silent indeed!

Please do not misunderstand me, the study of such is both interesting and valuable for what it reveals about the ancient people and why in many case they acted as they did. But to believe in such a belief, is far past my ability to do so.

Respectfully;
Marcus Audens

Re: Anger Management!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:21 am
by Gaia Cassia Longina
Very good, Audens! A true philosopher in the making! (:
Yes, I totally agree with you and I take a rather Epicurean stance on the gods-that is, if they do exist, they are not active in our lives but instead tend to their own matters and are rather passive in our existence. But I do think that *something* plays a part in our lives (be that, giving us the ability to think and make choices) whether that be gods or fate or the universe.