Again, men are angry when the event
is contrary to their expectation, for the more unexpected a thing is, the more
it pains; just as they are overjoyed if, contrary to expectation, what they
desire comes to pass. From this it is obvious what are the seasons, times,
states of mind, and conditions of age in which we are easily moved1
to anger; and what are
the various times, places, and reasons, which make us more prone to anger in
proportion as we are subject to their influence.