[ExI] a little essay on anger and respect
brent.allsop at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 03:19:20 UTC 2023
I'm probably in the middle of most of this, and am really working on not
But also, I sense I have a LONG way to go, before I am good at not
provoking anger in others.
Still working on it, and appreciating everyone's patience and help with
On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 6:46 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> In any group you will find people who cannot control their anger. No one
> is mature until they do so or at least are working on it seriously.
> Respect is a major factor in shooting. Dissing someone's mother is
> typical. "Your mother is a ........" Followed by a 'need' for revenge -
> and anger, which of course drowns critical thinking.
> And then the guns came out to protect your mother's reputation.
> What does a slur mean? Just that the other person wants to hurt you, and
> perhaps provoke a fight. Why let them get to you? You are handing them
> the means to make you act abnormally and stupidly.
> So the guns come out and people are dead. Just how does this protect your
> mother's reputation? Is this what she wants?
> You don't have to tell me that young people and minorities are the most
> affected by this. We all know this. Tragic.
> I would add that the very best way to handle these situations, just like
> road rage, is to forgive them - the main preaching of Christianity (which I
> am not). Except that I know that this virtue is in very short supply in
> most people.
> But I just wonder what would happen if a teen got dissed and said "I
> forgive you." And said that repeatedly if necessary.
> Just where and how do we learn self-control? Clearly not enough places.
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