HOW I STOOD UP FOR MY WORDS WITHOUT BITCH SLAPPING ANYONE

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Anger is a brief madness. In equal degrees, it is unable to govern itself, forgetful of decorum, ignorant of friendships, obstinate and intent on finishing what it begins, deaf to reason and advice, stirred up by empty provocations, unsuited to distinguishing what’s just and true, and resembles nothing so much as a collapsing building that breaks apart upon that which it crushes.

Just as there are warning signs of an impending storm, there are advance signals of anger. Your vision dims, you feel a nervous trembling, your head whirls.

Angry people should let their minds be given over to enjoyable arts. Pythagoras played the lyre to resolve troubles of the mind.

Because you did not stand up for your words.

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