Gregory Sadler joins me for a conversation about Stoicism and anger.
We talk about the negative consequences of anger; how to reduce anger and stress; how to better handle testing situations; benefits of a more content mindset; and much more.
Gregory B. Sadler is a philosopher, consultant, speaker, and online content producer.
He served as a Combat Engineer in the US Army, then attended and graduated from Lakeland College with a degree in Philosophy and Mathematics. He went on to earn a Masters and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
After his graduate work, for six years, he taught Philosophy and Religious Studies for Ball State University's extended education 4-year degree program, at Indiana State Prison. He then moved down to Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, where in addition to teaching Critical Thinking and Philosophy classes, he coordinated university-wide assessment, wrote portions of the 10 year Quality Enhancement plan, and began designing and facilitating workshops for educators.
In 2011, he left FSU and moved up to the Hudson Valley in New York, in order to marry a woman he first met back in high school, whose paths had crossed with his several times during the intervening years. With her, he founded an educational consulting company, ReasonIO (bringing philosophy into practice) at https://reasonio.wordpress.com/
My Stoic Philosophy series explores the tradition of Stoicism with goals to inform, empower, and help others benefit from practical wisdom of Ancient Greek, Roman, and modern thinkers including Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca.
For the Stoics, a main focus is pursuing virtue to attain a well-examined life through practical applications of Philosophy – acting with good character, using reason to form accurate careful judgments about the world, and achieving contentment. Stoic writers focus on many perennial human concerns and urge people to take action applying what they learn to everyday life. Self-improvement is central to Stoic thought – strengthening and improving one's mindset.
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