It sure seems like there is a lot of anger these days. The debate over athletes taking a knee during the National Anthem, the tension between the U.S. and North Korea, the great American healthcare debate and the list goes on.
At Lakeland University's next ThinkHaus, Lakeland graduate Greg Sadler will provide audience members with methods for coping with anger that are rooted in the teaching of three ancient philosophers, Plato, Aristotle and Epictetus.
Sadler's talk, the first ThinkHaus event of the 2017-18 academic year, is set for Thursday, Nov. 2. His talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Rocca Room at Mead Public Library in downtown Sheboygan.
Sadler will provide some real examples of anger grabbed from the day's headlines, and offer the audience examples of how these ancient philosophers would have managed the anger, giving attendees some helpful tips along the way.
ThinkHaus is a community conversations series created by Lakeland University, in partnership with Jake's Café in Sheboygan. Following Sadler's talk, which will last approximately 20 minutes, audience members and Sadler will engage in discussion about what he's shared.
Sadler is a practical philosopher whose work includes ethics consulting, philosophical counseling, executive coaching, public speaking, and curriculum development. He is the editor of Stoicism Today and the president of the company ReasonIO.
Certified by the APPA as a philosophical counselor, he works with clients ranging from start-up CEOs, corporate executives, working professionals, fellow professors, medical professionals and psychotherapists. His specialties include anger management, but his broader focus is adapting resources from classical philosophy to practical use in contemporary life.
After graduating from Lakeland with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and mathematics, Sadler earned his master's and doctorate in philosophy from Southern Illinois University. He has taught for Ball State University (behind the walls at Indiana State Prison), Fayetteville State University, Marist College and currently teaches part-time at Marquette University.
He has published one book, dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters and hundreds of popular pieces. His main YouTube channel, with more than 1,000 videos on philosophy, recently passed 4 million views and has more than 40,000 subscribers.
The mission of ThinkHaus is to inspire positive change in the community through knowledge sharing and creativity; promote community wellness through a thoughtful, meaningful forum; and create common ground among community members by sharing new ways of thinking.