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Response to the Irascibility Charge

Anger, Charge of IrascibilityAnger is a legitimate emotion in the face of injustice. Passive acceptance of evil is not a virtue.

  1. A human being
    February 7, 2015 at 19:53

    There is nothing wrong with “righteous anger.” In fact it is necessary in the face of evil and injustice. As long as “anger” is not an excuse for the Good to do evil. It’s so easy to slip into the dark side if you think the ends justify the means. This is why Abu Ghraib or police brutality happens. Google Philip Zimbardo and the Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971. No one wants to admit that evil people are the same as you and me–just they succumbed to the dark side through ignorance, laziness, habit, cultural norms, peer pressure, etc.

    Check it out.


  2. February 9, 2015 at 12:07

    Research since 1971 has shown that “evil” people are not the same as you and me; at least not the same as me. Lack of conscience correlates to brain abnormalities involving the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala.


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