Being patient is a skill I wish I’d never had a need to learn that well. Some talents we acquire unwillingly in the process of dealing with challenges. I’m not saying being patient is not a good quality. I just think, I could’ve learnt on my own conditions. Interestingly enough, our best teachers are those who we think would never ask of us this quality. Somebody said to me recently: isn’t it strange that we are hurt the most by those who are closest to us. Maybe it is because they are so near, they never miss when they hit. I’ve been thinking about patience a lot and came to the conclusion that there are two type of patience and I’m good at both. One is the patience of anticipation. When you know something good, exciting is going to happen and you are prepared to wait for it for as long as it takes, knowing you will be rewarded at the end. The other type of patience is when you have to be patient because you have no choice. Because it is not you who can make it happen. You have no control and the most important, you are never sure in the outcome, never certain if what you expect, will actually happen. So you wait patiently for some sort of break through in situation. More often than not this break through never comes. And eventually all the patience spent will turn into indifference. And you’ll forget how badly you wanted it in the first place. Maybe this is our mind’s way to let us know that we did not need that much that what we were waiting for. Patiently.