I wrote a whole blog post just now, about patience not being a virtue that I really liked, until I realized that I was wrong. So I erased it and started over. Since if it’s not truth, it’s fiction, and we only have room for truth (or at least attempted truth) on this blog.
That’s kind of how truth, and goal of getting to the truth goes. It leads you down paths that take up your much of your precious time, and you’ll never see anything from. However, be careful about seeing these tangental paths as a waste of time, since these paths enable other thoughts, like this post. So I guess it no thought is ever a total wastes, now is it? 🙂
P.S. For those of your who are curious, below is the original post… If nothing else, I would suggest you spend some time reading this Wikipedia page on the definition of Virtue. Very interesting.
“Patience is an imperative.”
The old saying that “Patience is a virtue.” is just plain wrong.
A virtue is something that is nice, but if you don’t have it, well its not that big of a deal.
In my book, virtues would include, being generous, being nice, and other similar traits that help others. However, patience isn’t a virtue. It is an imperative for ourselves.
[Spent some time reading definition of Virtue on Wikipedia … and found that, in fact, Patience really is a virtue.]