A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.
The ability to control the tongue and control anger is not a gift shared by many people.
Some cannot say something pleasant and nice during the heat of anger. Some cannot walk away during the heat of anger.
Anger begets anger.
Yesterday morning the news reported a fight between a teacher and a teen student that used a racial slur toward that teacher.
What is wrong with turning a deaf ear towards such ignorance? Better yet, why not answer the slur with, “I’ll pray for you!”
I’ve discovered lowering the intensity of your voice during an argument does not allow it to escalate.
It becomes a totally different matter on social media like Facebook, where others cannot judge the tone or intensity of your words. However, you can feel the anger in words.
The best thing on Facebook is saying nothing at all.
Control your anger, control your words, and control the situation.