Someone spoke to me about this blog yesterday and added a very good point: Once someone goes down the path of irrational anger it is often very difficult to correct it.
For most, it is just too humiliating to admit that they were wrong. They prefer to defend the stance they took even when they have been proven wrong.
It is the rare person that can stand up straight, apologize, and move forward. In actuality, those who can do that need not be humiliated. In fact they should be honored for their strength of character and maturity.
As I am fond of saying, I do not measure the merit of a person by whether or not they ever go out of balance. Everyone does.
If merit is to be measured, then do so by observing if and how fast they can come back into balance and correct their mistakes.