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What Will Smith's Oscar slap incident tells us about emotional control; how can we achieve it one step at a time

  On Sunday night at the Oscars, when Will Smith lost his calm and slapped Chris Rock in front of a huge audience, the internet blasted off with opinions and memes, netizens were divided over the feud, while many blamed both the celebrities for crossing the line. But what Will Smith did was nothing short of an impulsive act, a decision that was taken without a thought, in anger and probably because of certain insecurities. This could have been any of us! Emotions are a form of expression. While some are great at bottling them up, others face difficulty controlling them. Smith's action, although unjustifiable, is something that most of us have gone through at some point in our life. Emotional control is something that we all struggle with and therefore, it is important to first understand what it is. Emotional control in one's ability to have some power over one's emotions, to be able to regulate emotions and express them in a more tolerable fashion. Having emotional control