There are times when the behavior, & actions of the other person makes us angry. They have been unjust, or unfair, or maybe they have insulted us, or maybe cheated us. Due to this we feel hurt, & upset. Now the fuse of our patience will soon run short. The anger in the fuse will be lit, & the volcano of anger is likely to come out.
It is under such circumstances that we are truly being tested. Can we be quiet ? Can we keep our calm ? Can we manage to bury our ego ? And lastly, can we do something magical : can we remain courteous ? Our ability to rise above the normal human quality of revenge & be something else turns ourselves into something super human.
Courtesy under provocation is saintly!