Harsh words and poor reasoning never settle anything, they only cause further disturbances. If they did, we would be drowning in peace. Harmony does not come to the door of anger or conflict. Verse 24 of the Tao Te Ching tells us this. Therefore, we should be certain that we do our utmost to remain balanced in all things we do. If the ballast is not right on a ship, the ship will lean to one side. A good captain sees to it that all cargo is well taken care of.