i always assume that my nature is good. i never assume things will go bad. thus my constant failure at preparing my heart and mind for the day.
i should remember the temptation to lose my temper/mind is an ever-present danger. satan is a lion seeking to devour.
my guard against it is proper meditation and preparation. christian or not, if u enter into relationships with the world unprepared, you are destined to fail at loving someone else and giving them grace.