Tuesday, July 10, 2007

They say..Patience is a Virtue.

I've heard this said over and over again. And a lot of times, I've heard it referred to me. hmm. Really, let's outline the pro's and con's of patience:

1. the people you are dealing with remain in a relatively good mood due to lack of reminding, nagging, however you want to call it, etc.
2. the feeling you get once you receive what you are waiting for is so much sweeter after the wait.
3. you also feel proud of yourself for having the strength to wait and not just jump over steps to get what you wanted.

1. it's often extremely irritating to wait sooooo long, especially if what you are waiting for is a real want, or worse, an immediate need.
2. the feeling you get once you've received what you've been waiting for can be one of anger and annoyance if the wait was just too damn long.
3. you are in a general bad mood because there are possibly other steps or things on hold because you have to wait for something or someone to realize that you have a schedule too.

Right now I'm at 3-3 for Patience and, to be honest, the con's look weighter by virtue of the fact that they cause so much more stress.
So unless someone can give me good, clear-cut reasons, I am thinking Patience being a virtue is overrated.

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