In addition: Why do we make Pets better than people?
Question 1: Is Seneca’s advice to remain calm is still valid?
Angela and Stephen have noticed they have been getting annoyed more and more commonplace thing. The challenge to go to the grocery store during an influenza pandemic has anger leads to Angela and Stephen has been depressed and locked at home. In reading an old guide to anger management by the Roman Stoic Seneca, Stephen wonders if the philosopher of the 2000 age recommendations can help people today to remain calm. Angela believes that the Stanford psychologist James Gross research on the emotional regulation of the modern body of Seneca’s work,and she shared some of his strategies for the control and management of anger.
Angela Duckworth: his advice, you angry is, first of all change your situation. Leave the room, change the situation to make you angry. The second thing is to alert your attention to something else. This is why many people read. I read before bed every night. And it is specific to treat me everything that is bothering me. He said that”selective attention.”
After discussion of the many bad ideas how to deal with setbacks(including one label gun will allow pedestrians the brand of the car, the dry driver, and seek revenge with Japanese throwing stars),Stephen and Angela talk through ways to effectively use anger management strategies from the Seneca and severe in the future.
Question 2: Why do so many people enjoy Pets(dogs in particular)better than they treat other humans?
Stephen loves dogs, especially his own dog Fifi Angela not a dog person, she does not understand the mentality. She wanted to know why so many people treat animals better than they treat other people. They discuss a 2017-year study in the northeast of the sociologists Arnold Arluke and Jack Levin found that people are more disturbed by abuse of two puppies the adults than the sexual abuse of adults.
Stephen DUBNER: I find it disturbing. But I think that the simplest explanation is that it is easier to feel compassion, or goodwill towards the pet — Even weird Pets — Than a strange man, or sometimes even we know.
If you are interested in learning more about the difference in moral anger over the mistreatment of humans and animals Stephen show check out a 2014 set Devil’s radio“This is the first, the chicken or the avocado?”
After what is the best way to feel angry? (NSQ Ep. 2)appeared first on the devil.