by, 08-01-2012 at 03:58 AM (130 Views)
I used to think I was this super patient guy. In reality I have no patience at all. I get irritated by the smallest of hindrances. And people, god people are so infuriating. I really don't suffer fools gladly. (Well, it depends on the fool, with intonation on fool and the sort of fool I'd have to suffer.)
I stay this way, smoldering, longer than anyone else. Until it's over with, should I have to wait many hours. Thinking I show tremendous patience and example, when really, I just tripped over the very first step, with stubborness following those steps.
I wrote down a couple of things, some time ago, to show this. "I'm the most patient impatient man you'll ever meet." and "I'm a most patient, impatient patient." Crappy? You decide =).
It is very hard not to turn away from infuriating people(I guess, it's really me making them so by thinking them infuriating). Sometimes I try to, I catch myself in the turn-around, with a deep breath and turn around and listen. With compassion guiding me. After a little while, listening gets easy. Or reading, as it happens on this site. Try it, sometime, when your patience is wearing thin.