Friday, February 11, 2011

Patience and Determination

Only bad things happen quickly... Virtually all the happiness-producing processes in our lives take time, usually a long time: learning new things, changing old behaviors, building satisfying relationships, raising children. This is why patience and determination are among life’s primary virtues. - Gordon Livingston

Life is a process that unfolds gradually as we move through time and space. And yet, in today's fast-paced world we expect things to happen quickly. Patience is the forgotten virtue. As soon as we get what we want we are already chasing after another experience. Instant gratification is like a disease that makes us blind to the real world out there. How can anyone with such an affliction expect to be genuinely happy? 

Dominique Allmon

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