Sith versus Jedi
Yes, this is somewhat comical as it ties mostly to Star Wars but I have had this debate with a number of people. It relates to the operating codes of the Sith and Jedi. First, the Jedi Code:
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force
A code created for a group of warrior monks who I found rather terrifying in Episode 2. Someone recently referred to them as the religious police of Saudi Arabia with superpowers.
Now, the Sith Code:
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
Now, yes I realize these are from works of fiction but that particular fiction (started by a student of Campbell) has tremendous influence on our culture and that view of anger and rage as always negative has bothered me since I started this path. Things cannot just be simply binary. (Besides, I have referenced geek culture before: https://facingthefireswithin.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/rage-and-marvels-agents-of-shield-the-well/)
I prefer the Sith code as more practical but temper it with Heathen ethics, stories and Stoicism. Our brains are wired for passion. It is emotion and passion that tie to our filing systems and we cannot function without them. I can honor Reason AND Passion and treat with both. There is no need for super powered monastics who have lost the connection with their humanity and lead to their own downfall.
We need to acknowledge anger and passion as positives rather than a sort of serene detachment that does not always work.
Here are some older posts that somewhat relate: