“Temperance surely means a kind of orderliness, a control of certain pleasures and appetites.” Temperance is all about control. If you can control any situation in a mature, proper manner then you have temperance.
Everyone can get mad and show their strength by hurting something or someone, but it takes more strength to get mad and to fight the anger and win with temperance.
“Within the man himself, in his soul, there is a better part and a worse: and that he is his own master when the part which is better by nature has the worse under control.” That is a great way to explain temperance and self control.
Temperance should be used to help regain peace of some sort. Usually when someone has to use temperance that means something bad was about to happen.
I tried temperance for one week by trying not to get into arguments with Friends or Family. I usually like to debate, or argue, with people because I like to prove them wrong. It is not a good thing to do and it usually angers me and the people who I am arguing with.
Well, I tried to bite my tongue & not argue, but that didn’t last long. It was natural for me to do it, and before I could catch myself I was already arguing. I, because of trying, was able to apologize a lot more and become a little more calm, but not temperate.
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