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The Art of Patience

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.  by Michael Corthell   Our way of life, in the western, industrialized world at least, involves a lot of instant gratification or 'instant living', and that gives way to a whole lot of impatience. We expect fast service, fast food and fast everything. These great expectations lead to increased stress which in turn leads to poorer health and unhappy lives. What is the solution? Patience. ''Genius is eternal patience.'' —Michelangelo Saint Augustine said, ''patience is the companion to wisdom.'' Practicing, developing, and nurturing patience is a cornerstone to happiness, and living a more peaceful, well-rounded life. Don't listen to what pop culture says. “How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?” —Paul Sweeney We live fast and sometimes die fast. Instant gratifi