There is a time for everything. When we have a passionate feeling, we want to do something right away. If the emotion we are feeling is anger, that is definitely not the time to act. From a calm and more peaceful place, we can act in a way that makes a positive difference.
A lot of anger exists in the world today. I feel it myself at times. Often it is necessary in order to take the first step in an action that is needed. More often it is a deterrent to wise action. In a moment of fervent emotion, we need to find a place of calm and hopefully wisdom. Even from that place, I never argue politics with certain friends, because we are not going to change one another’s mind. At least not in the moment. (I secretly pray that they are enlightened. Lol)
Even if the feeling is compassion, there is the right time to express it. I sometimes get a sudden feeling to call someone. Usually the first words they speak are: I was just thinking about you. I love that because it offers proof that we are indeed connected in ways we may not understand but are valid. The conversation evolves from that loving place, and it becomes clear what I should say or not say.
If we control our emotions and work together, I believe we will build a better world, personally and globally. But we must be thoughtful, as there is a time for everything.