APHORME is ‘aversion’ (as a result of <ekklisis>), repulsion. Briefly, it is the natural tendency not to feel attraction toward something and consequently not to move toward that something. In other words, it is the opposite of <horme>.

It might be interesting to notice that in Greek mythology, there is the goddess Aergia (inactivity),  personification of sloth, idleness, indolence and laziness. She is the translation of the Latin Socordia, or Ignavia. As the goddess of sloth she has many servants who execute her orders from the mortal plane. In conclusion, Aergia claims rule over any mortal that falls victim of her influence. Anyway detestation (and staying far from the things we detest as in <aphorme>) is different from inertia and inaction. <Aphorme> is aversion not lethargy. Nonetheless Aergia’s opposite character is Horme, the goddess of effort.

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According to our philosophers, we should never experience aversion (or attraction) for things which are out of our control. Let us make a simple example. Imagine we are walking in open air with no umbrella or other similar weatherproof protection. Also imagine that we have an aversion toward the rain. As a consequence we will feel unease and frustration if a downpour occured all of a sudden. On the contrary, if we had no hostility for the rain, we would not feel annoyance,

In short, there is a way to spare ourselves unpleasant feelings of unease and frustration. We should just avoid to give home, in our soul, to any <aphorme> about whatever is not under our own control.