Peace through strength is an old idea, for some it is a controversial idea, but its best-kept secret is that it is a difficult idea. Whenever it fails, it failed to be done properly.
Sometimes the painful truth must be told. This seems strong, powerful, and necessary. But, just as strong, powerful, and necessary seem harsh words that wound, insult, and weaken.
The world isn’t in shambles from lack of insults; it suffers from lack of a controlled tongue. We must speak truth even when painful, but not all pain is truth and not all painful truth helps—only some.