Patience is an act that is inbuilt and yet practicable. It is not hereditary yet it flows in traits. It has long existed in the early days of our first parents and still in existence till date. It is practiced by humans of all ages and at various stages but the rates at which this virtue is exercised, varies. In one way or the other, all humans exercises patience at one time or the other willingly or forcefully but it pays to be patient at al times and no matter what.
As we grow in life, their is a lot of mutual relationships existing between us and our immediate neighbour which pictures a full portray of this virtue. Our parents were patient enough to watch us grow, providing for us our basic needs and amenities. We were also patient in going through the hurdles of life in other to become somebody of great affluence in the society. At our various places of work, we exercise patience; either incurred in the course of your duty or in your interaction / relationship with one another.
The importance of exercising this virtue can ‘make or break’ an individual. Mortality rates resulting from impatience is on the increase and can be seen on our roads and high ways. Everybody is in a haste to get to their destination. This can also be seen obviously (impatience) in our markets, filling stations, restaurants, schools, place of work, …name it.
As a farmer, you have to exercise patient either willingly or forcefully or you will be left to reap fruits that won’t stand the test of time. Every humans exercise this virtue in a way and manner that best suits. Patience on another perspective might mean doing the right thing the right way it should be done or observing the right procedures and mechanics required for its execution. As a student, we exercise patient by seriously studying hard to pass our exams. As a footballer, you go through rigorous training in other to come out fit to win a tournament. As a farmer, you go through the pains of tilling, planting and waiting for the harvest in other to “eat in the shade”. As a baby, you undergo discomfort even though your voice is heard and not understood and yet bears it knowing fully well that at a certain time, you will scale through that stage. As an apprentice, you serve your boss under harsh conditions knowing one day you will become a boss of your own.
We all are faced with numerous challenges in life but in other to succeed and come out a victor, we have to exercise patience. If you are reading this little piece today, just know its a means of calling your attention to always exercise patience in whatsoever you find yourself doing, wherever you find yourself or the condition / state at which you find yourself.