This happened to me, some years back at a massive Society wedding in Abuja, some fiercely angry person wagging fingers at my face. indeed reflex action really translates to a response of a slap. In this case, comportment meant that was not the place or time for such. I was attending a wedding at one of the most dignified places ever, not even wild horses could move me to do such. Why? clearly, the reaction will leave an everlasting stigma, a stunted profile and static horrid aftermath for my family. My Bible encourages Christians to turn the other cheek, too many of us interpret it to be foolishness or docility, therefore, choosing to settle for the natural base reaction. Do you perceive that affront or confrontation has a solitary purpose, which is more than saving face by self-defense, on the long run the motive is really to strip you entirely of all the respectful expectations surrounding your potential.
Whilst getting into a fight, you will roll in the dust, and exert undue energy totally losing your cool. Thereby you, present an unruly perspective of self. The greatest disappointment is that which emanates from self. Every Individual in the face of provocation must opt for comportment, in you is a nation, your children are watching and whoever is applauding is doing it for the wrong reasons. Guttersnipe’s actions can never be dignified, only befitting for the crude and the uncouth. Once in Church, one of my sons was slapped by an irate leader, to my total glee, my son walked away. Everyone was shocked, especially as many teens were regarded as hot-headed. She was apologetic on her knees, through it all, it was impressive to have that in my accolade of churning out such a gentleman. Oh yes, this was rather small in stature female head, but my son rejected the provocative action and it’s repercussions. The veracity was observed as my son refused to engage in the department afterward. Had he beat her up, the story would have distorted his profile.
Every action preempts a reaction though, it must never be violence. People must self defend themselves, and there are ways. If it’s a life or death situation, this can be justifiable. The rough and ready stance is reserved for the short-sighted. A virtue of patience, and long-suffering portends respectability. Etiquette should not be dropped and picked at will, rather it’s the beauty that announces a well-cultivated Character. Let’s promote decency at all levels, never allow anyone to snatch off your composure, as that is what makes you special !!!!!!!