The Incompatibility of Anger and Wisdom

Angry people are not always wise.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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[My thanks to Ellen Mandeville for recently reminding me of this passage from P&P.]

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7 Responses to The Incompatibility of Anger and Wisdom

  1. Just reviewed “25 Ways Parents Provoke Their Children to Anger” form Priolo’s book “The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children”. Some of these ways include “not admitting you’re wrong and not asking for forgiveness”.

  2. Thanks for linking to my post, Tim!

  3. Jeannie says:

    That’s a very good statement. I think there is such a thing as “righteous anger” that causes us to speak up for others who can’t defend themselves, and that’s a good thing — but I can’t think of a single time when I was hot under the collar on my own behalf and it helped me speak or act wisely. Not one!

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