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Dephic Maxim of the Week 8.28.23
Good morning everyone. Today’s Delphic Maxim for the week is Θυμοῦ κράτει -control anger.
“Seneca the Stoic philosopher wrote extensively about the harm of anger. And indeed, it is only a hindrance. If you need to punish someone rightfully, it should be justice that guides us, not anger. Anger blinds us, we become slaves to anger and often act way over the top. It is not that you are not allowed to be angry, but you are advised not to be controlled, but control it yourself. It is also a habituation. If you often give into anger, the more likely it becomes your master, and the more you train yourself to control it, the more calm and reasonable you can act.”