In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth. – Publilius Syrus
I see this quite often, not only by the main participants of a conflict, but also by their supporting friends and family.
I think it was Davey Crockett that said, “First get your facts straight and then go ahead.” However, when things become heated, facts tend to fall by the wayside.
In those moments it is best to settle down and give it the time and space necessary to come from a better place… a healthy second response.
No one has the right to attack another in a heated moment.