After the car accident, the police officer behaved with calmness or steady equanimity toward everyone. Despite the small injuries as well as the anger and aggression of those in the accident, the officer answered all questions with equanimity and did not get upset by the situation. Rather than show a display of temper himself in this moment of stress, he handled the entire situation with equanimity and coolness, which helped the victims remain remarkably peaceful themselves.
Quiz: What are some benefits to maintaining equanimity?
- By eating a balanced diet, you are more likely to stay healthy and live longer.
- By keeping your cool, you are better able to deal constructively with life’s challenges.
- By listening before forming an opinion, you are more likely to make informed judgments.