If you ever have to travel, you’ll know what I mean when I say being patient seems to be a prerequisite for the experience nowadays.
Whether it’s sitting in a traffic queue or hanging around at an airport, twiddling thumbs at the station or stamping our feet at the bus stop, our patience gets tested.
That we are able to dwell on such an issue is surely a sign of how travel is now an integrated element of life today. Even so, I imagine years ago the arrival of the horse-drawn carriage was also met with impatient frowns from weary commuters.
Being patient extends beyond the sphere of travel. Although in many instances time spent waiting for just about most things has been cut to a minimum, the idea of being patient is still considered a virtue in certain quarters.
Taking a detached approach to things once we have completed our input in a task gives us mental space to do something else whilst waiting patiently for whatever or whoever to materialize.
Possibly it’s a case of letting nature take its course. Maybe it’s a question of accepting we cannot always expect things to occur when we want them to, especially if others are involved.
In any event, attempting to speed up situations beyond our circle of control can be stressing to us but rarely successful.
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