Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness - Seneca on Anger

We have previously seen Socrates' thoughts on self-confidence and Epicurus on happiness as part of Alain de Botton's documentary series on practical philosophy: Philosophy - A Guide to Happiness.

Today's episode explores the thoughts of Roman stoic philosopher Seneca on the ubiquitous presence of anger in society. How can it be remedied? Why does it arise in the first place? Is it inescapable, or are there ways we can overcome this consuming and destructive passion?

Seneca thought extensively about anger, and after analyzing its structure and causes, came up with some interesting thoughts on how to transcend it. The short version: lower your expectations, but there's more...



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