Patience. It can seem a waste of time, irresponsible, lazy, incompetent, out of touch, uncaring. We want to solve problems at their roots, nip them in the buds, and be preemptive to be preventative. Diligence is proactive. Is it different from patience?
Not everything requires us to make the first move. Dodging and blocking punches can lead to a quicker victory by exhausting the opponent.
Without patience, all bread would be flat. Frosting would melt off the cake. We’d never have butter, ice cream, or even cream for that matter.
With more patience, we might have a little less war.