Isn’t this act of wisdom (I would call it) so hard to do? When you’re having a discussion or heated argument with someone, don’t you just want to spurt out hurtful (sometimes true) comments, although you know the effects of it on the other person will be damaging? It’s as if you can’t help yourself because you know you’re right and/or you’re hurt so you want to make him/her feel the same pain. I will admit I am a culprit of this act. In those moments, I receive such satisfaction that doing the contrary, holding my tongue, was not an option. However, lately I have been wondering about holding my tongue as an act of wisdom. I’ve realized that the restraint it takes to not say what I want to say (the truth that will hurt or put someone in their rightful place) and the discipline to pick my words carefully outweigh my selfish need to utilize my tongue in an ill way. The tongue is a powerful organ that can be used for good or bad. I want to commit to utilizing it to lift others up and when necessary, to respect myself. So, as hard as holding your tongue can be, I’d say that doing so makes you a wiser individual because there is thought and discipline behind the act. Would you agree?