Is patience a virtue, though? Faith, hope, charity, fortitude, justice, prudence and temperance are all considered the Seven Heavenly Virtues. So you can be strong, empathic and careful and you’d be virtuous, but I think patience may kill every spark in you. Yes, usually hurrying stuff is not a wise thing to do if not imperiously necessary, but how do you handle the primary instinct that burns through your veins? May it be work related or something personal, haven’t you ever pushed it a little bit and succeed? But haven’t you ever push it a bit and disastrously fail? When and how do you know if you should be patient? Wait for friday to pass and a new weekend to come and here’s how years will pass so fast; but wait for someone, wait for the paycheck, wait for anything good that would give your heart a glimpse of satisfaction and you’ll feel like you’ve been waiting forever. So what if you don’t want to waste your time waiting? What if you want to actually feel like living – or at least, trying to get out of that routine? Because you’ll go back knowing your routine is good, it got you out of so much trouble. Spared you the morning hurry, because you always wake up early enough to drink your coffee and never caught you falling asleep with your makeup on, because you always have time to take it off. Take it. Drink your coffee. Wait for the bus. But don’t come to your younger self complaining. Be patient in life because good things take time. They do, they fucking do, it will fucking kill you – the waiting. It is going to be worthy and I am not even sarcastic. But looking back after the wait, was it really worth it? Have you ever been hunting something so patiently that everything else slipped through your fingers?
Patience is good to an extent. It can keep you from messing things up. Allowing you some time to learn before you speak and feel before you think. Patience is something you learn by practicing it.
Now that I know patience is a virtue,
I never said I was virtuous.