(Proverbs 12:16 KJV) A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
This also would, outwardly, conform to the ideas of the Stoics. The Stoics were a school of philosophy that is much more complex than I would want to study but the bit of popular lore that is tied to them is keeping a straight face. They were known for not reacting with passion to the good or bad of life. A generation ago we would have talked about Mr. Spock, the Vulcan. Most people thought he had no emotions. In reality I think he was supposed to have been taught to ignore them and follow logic.
For us there is advice here to hide our reactions and thoughts. Do not broadcast everything you feel and think the moment you feel and think it. There may come a time to share but not in the heat of the moment. It is amazing how often your first reaction looks a bit foolish in the floodlights of time.
So? As another generation would remember, Archie would tell Edith, “Stifle yourself”. Not a bad idea on the short term.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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