Patience - Virtue or Myth  

rm_titsandtires 53M/42F
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2/8/2006 9:53 pm

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Patience - Virtue or Myth

Patience - The capacity, quality, or fact of being patient.

Patient - Tolerant; understanding. Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result.

Virtue - Moral excellence and righteousness; goodness.

The dictionary. I love it. I once heard it said that a dictionary could solve any argument. Sometimes a I agree. More often, not.

As I was on my way home from work today, a strange thought popped into my head about the word "patience". I couldn't get home quick enough to look it up and study it a little more.

Is it possible to be patient too long? If so, what does this "capacity" then become? I mean, if a child were to ask his mother for a drink of water, and she said she'd get it, but to "be patient", I think ten minutes is patience. Two weeks would be something else. I certainly don't think a child who waits two weeks for a glass of water would be one to consider having moral excellence. Don't you agree?

I feel like I've been patient with "things" for too long. It's hard to describe. But I've got my motor running and the road block sign is still up. I feel like I've been sitting at the red light for four hours. Like I've waited at the drive thru for three hours for a milk shake. (Had to use the car analogies, after all, this is the gear head's guide to life outside the driver's seat.)

I not bitching about any of this really. It's not anything to do with tits and I. It's mostly work related, but not completely. It's just a strange vain, idle feeling. And it's been this way for quite awhile. I just recently recognized it.

So, do you think it's possible to be patient for too long? If so, what the hell do you call it?

sideline1968 49F

2/9/2006 2:02 pm

Well, since patience has NEVER been a strong characteristic of mine ... the idea of being patient too long is ... well ... unthinkable.

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