Anger is costly.
Midway through this piece I not only realized and agree with the end result of how anger leaves scars but also, that anger comes with a price. Not only does it clearly affect those on the receiving end of our wrath but also, it takes a toll on ourselves as well. Imagine the amount of strength it takes the young boy to fetch the hammer and nails, to then walk across a yard to face the back of that fence and then exert all his energy and strength by forcing those nails deeply into the fence with each blow of the hammer. As it is with us, it takes us so much energy and effort to be angry and act upon it rather than acknowledging it, and controlling it. The end results of how we go about things is quite rewarding when dealing with situations in an orderly fashion. Therefore, it's better to use our strength to overcome our anger than to act in an instant and then deal with the consequences of our actions/words.