Patience...is it worth keeping?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    Patience-- is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Antonyms include hasty and impetuous.

    When it's all said & done, you gotta ask yourself, is it worth keeping or worth trying to have in these hard times? Now, for someone like myself, my patience goes from limited to NONE in certain situations. My patience got limited when the biggest fucking idiot was re-elected for a second term of Presidency & it got to having none as things got worse for me when things started to get out of control. Now as far as relationships go, my patience was tested when it came to trying to find love & putting up with just about anything just to have someone to me they love me. The last few douchebags for exes really tested my waters & well, given I can be the biggest sweetheart in the world, it does NOT give cause for them to put me through the ringer & test my patience amongst calm waters. When it was all said and done with the relationships, I was the bigger person on top because, well, I joined this site & I started getting more straight friends & better fitness tips. As far as waiting for the economy to get back up, PLEASE, my patience went out the window as I sat back & watched Bush wreck this country; he & Cheney had no shame in doing it, whatsoever. And as far as waiting on Cupid to pierce what's left of this damaged heart, I think I have more fun being buried in the gym & getting my act together.

    If anything more, I sit back & suck up the fact that I have no other choice but to take it one day at a time & TRUST, it gets harder & harder.

    Now that's my take on patience, or what may or may not be left of it. Who else has a dealing with being impatient or the opposite?


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 12:08 AM GMT
    i have never been impatient about anything in my life. ever. icon_neutral.gif

    shut up.

    this is the prayer i say: goddess, give me patience... but give it to me now.


    my take on patience is that each scenario is singular, as you've already said. sometimes patience is a virtue, but sometimes it's actually procrastination... that can be anything from inappropriate to dangerous. impatience has its place.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    Agreed with Jack. I have always been a very patient guy. At work, at home, out and about. However, I, like alot of people, have a breaking point. What it boils donw to is picking and choosing battles. Some can be won by waiting it out-patience. Others require more immediate action.
  • kaytman

    Posts: 3

    Apr 21, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    Hate to say it but patience was never my virtue. I am a do it right now sort of guy, but then again for me its a matter of do it right now or you'll completely forget about ever doing it...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    Man, you need to pick your battles or it will eat you up.

    Is this one worth it?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    I'm a very patient person. I just don't like to wait.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    Keep it?

    I still haven't found it!!!!icon_idea.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    I have to say I have patience, even when I don't won't to. I don't stress out. I would rather be this way.

    But I don't seek approval either, and this can test another's patience. But thats their issue and not mine!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    A fettering of wrath isn't a worthwhile sort of 'patience', and in my book doesn't even qualify as such. To me patience is a quality that allows you to calmly reflect on a situation, it isn't a mere postponement of a wrathful purge.

    There's too much crap in the world to take half of it serious. Patience is very useful if you can let things go, if not: you're screwed.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Apr 21, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    I think patience gives you time to notice things you otherwise wouldn't. At a stoplight, would you notice everything you're driving by if it wasn't there to force you to be patient?