And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. (KJV) ( Joel 2:13 )
We often portray a fake appearance or act differently to show others a more perfect side of us.
While it may make us appear more civil, we still need to work towards a real change in our hearts.
Next time you encounter a situation of embellished emotion, try to be aware of it.
That acknowledgment is a big step in the right direction.