A soft answer turneth away wrath:
but grievous words stir up anger.
Lord, set a guard upon my lips,
My tongue control today;
Help me evaluate each thought
And watch each word I way.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak
slow to wrath
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
This can be very hard at times, but practice does make it much easier over time I have found.
This world would be a far better place if everyone practiced these two verses on each other. No more politicians being rude to each other, not more squabbling parents, no more bullying at school, no more fighting in the office, no more war. For one evening a year people are asked to turn off their power to save the planet. Wouldn't it be wonderful if, for just one day, people were nice to each other. . . is that asking too much?