Unformatted text preview: eating, drinking, or shopping. Each is different, and unhealthy when encountered to an extreme. Seneca’s view is that anger is not natural, and it is completely unnecessary. Of the three, a stoic would deal with pain best. Stoics objectify negative circumstances and accept the unacceptable. They are able to cope with pain and hardships because they can be calm and neutral, understanding that things happen for a reason. While they are able to feel emotions and they certainly deal with the same problems as everyone else, they are able to deal better. They are perceived as stolid people because they do not outwardly show their emotions. They do not resort to overeating or overspending, nor do they resort to violence or skepticism. They are the most balanced of the three, and according to Seneca, they deal with anger in the most natural way....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2008 for the course HONP 102 taught by Professor Garrett during the Fall '07 term at Montclair.
- Fall '07