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Friday, January 3, 2014

Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter....

When you are angry, and especially when you are very angry, it is best to remain silent.

You will almost certainly end up saying things that you will later regret, if you indulge yourself and allow yourself to rant and rave when you are in the grasp of an angry or hurt heart. 

When someone is in the grasp of anger, she speaks from her emotions rather than from rational thought. Therefore she allows her emotions to temporarily take over, until the anger has subsided.

Letting your emotions take charge of your decisions, whether it is your actions or your speech, is always a dangerous proposition. 
At such times, you are not fully rational. 
You lash out and say things which you don’t mean. 

Oh maybe you mean them at that point in time, but your feelings quickly change when you have calmed down and are back to thinking rationally. 
But then it is too late. 
The cat has already been let out of the bag, and now you have the monumental task of trying to control that wild cat that you let loose.

It is better by far, to recognize when anger has flared up inside you, and make a conscious decision to remain silent, at least until a later time. 
This is not easy to do, but it can be done, and it will save you a lot of stress and hassles if you will simply make firm decision to control your tongue. 

Look at anger as a trap, set to trip you up and knock you down. 
Be smart enough to recognize the traps which are set by your enemies and avoid them. Learn to control your tongue, especially when you are angry.