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Bronx, NY 10471
Elizabeth Ferriss, member of the Ethical Society of Northern Westchester, will lead a Colloquy on anger. It’s an emotion that we have all experienced at one time or another in all sorts of contexts, from parenting to the workplace to (for many of us especially recently) politics. As Ethical Humanists, we care deeply about how we should treat each other, and we try to “bring out the best in others and thereby in ourselves”. How can we bring out the best in others when we are angry? And how should we treat others when they are angry? We will sit in a circle and each participant will have a chance to share their thoughts on the topic, if they wish.
(1) Ethical Culture Leader Kate Lovelady’s reflection on the difference between being motivated by anger and expressing ourselves angrily
(2) Poet Audre Lorde on anger as an appropriate response to injustice
(3) Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci on the Stoic approach to managing anger