Everyday, we feel challenges, frustrations, provocations. Something will crop up and test your temperance.
The basic principle of physics — Every action is met by a reaction. Except that the reaction is decided by us.
Your temperance will determine what kind of day or life you are going to have. Unbridled, you will live to regret it — the hurtful things that you have said cannot be easily retracted, the actions that you have taken would be difficult to reverse and the damage done will be forever remembered.
So, from the start, why not realize this — your temperance is within your control so we should learn to exercise that. Living with joy is about controlling your temperance.
This realization was sparked when scrolling through the mobile, I found a lot of videos about rage, shot and uploaded by people. A simple incident, a bad mood triggered yelling amounting to a meltdown even a brawl. Is it really nice and normal for humanity to continue this way in today’s world?
I have watched videos of people helping others in dire circumstances and felt the love and warmth of humanity. Especially in the rescue of animals trapped in many ways, that is the display of true temperance at its best.
No amount of hollering, hair pulling and cursing alleviate the situation. Stay cool and work on a solution.
Videos are plentiful of how some rescuers often compose themselves and repeatedly battle through icy waters, swift currents or scaling steep walls to bring a stranded animal to safety.
Today, we have much more privileges and benefits than our forebears. Great discovery, better education, more freedom. Yet, something is elusive. Happiness is no where to be found. Humor is lacking. Tolerance is not existent.
Temperance is wisdom. People who exercises self- restraint often find solutions to a problem and succeed in overcoming obstacles.
It is an important trait to cultivate as it is a sign of maturity. It gives yourself and others confidence dealing with you. Yet, so many people have knee jerk reactions.
Temperance is also the key to long life. Naturally, a self controlled person is even tempered and we all know that anger or any extreme emotion is not good for your body.
If you want to avoid all the stress related diseases- high blood pressure, stroke, migraine,etc keep your cool. We will have more clarity of thought to solve problems.
Temperance is essential for happiness. Such a person is more attractive and dependable.
Life, good or bad is about temperance. If you want more peace and happiness at home and at the work place, be aware of this factor and watch your mood.
For pleasure, delight, peace and felicity, live in method and temperance. — Margaret Cavendish