And of course these days, life itself requires patience, as world events can lead just about anyone who keeps abreast of the news to be stressed out, wondering, "What's next!!"
And by patience, I don't mean complacency. I don't mean burying one's head in the sand. I mean trying to take in as much of the facts as possible, without going into panic mode. Personally, I'm much more worried about the onslaught on the environment by big business and complicit government than I am about the effect of wars and poverty. Of course that's a selfish statement, since I am old and don't have children. I get that. I feel bad for those who do, but I also feel bad for the animals and plants that are going extinct because we as a species require more and more space and resources. My rant for the week. Usually comes back to the same message.