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Unformatted text preview: ood, he is equally angry in all these cases. Hence people who are afflicted by
sickness or poverty or love or thirst or any other unsatisfied desires are prone to anger and
easily roused: especially against those who slight their present distress. Thus a sick man is
angered by disregard of his illness, a poor man by disregard of his poverty, a man aging war
by disregard of the war he is waging, a lover by disregard of his love, and so throughout,
any other sort of slight being enough if special slights are wanting. Each man is predisposed,
by the emotion now controlling him, to his own particular anger. Further, we are angered if
we happen to be expecting a contrary result: for a quite unexpected evil is specially painful,
just as the quite unexpected fulfilment of our wishes is specially pleasant. Hence it is plain
what seasons, times, conditions, and periods of life tend to stir men easily to anger, and
where and when this will happen; and it is plain that the more we are under these conditions
the more easily we are stirred.
These, then, are the frames of mi...
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