I have a big mouth and a terrible habit of talking about people when they’re not around, being sarcastic and rude, and pointing out all the things I find infinitely irritating and stupid.
It’s a nasty job, but somebody’s gotta do it.
I really and truly try to stop myself from being negative and judgemental. Especially when in the grand scheme of things it makes no difference what I think. Often the person I’m blathering away to couldn’t care less. So why do I do it? It doesn’t make anything better. It often makes a bad situation worse.
Before I start talking I try to imagine if I would ever say such a thing if the person in question could hear me. If the answer is NO, then I know it’s time to shut up.
How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
~William Shakespeare, Othello, 1604
Share three things that you have no patience for.
Sharing, thinking up three reasons for things, and sentences that end in a preposition.
How do I behave when I have to deal with these things? I get all snarky and sarcastic and my life is ruined.
(And now for my real answer.)
“I travel in worlds of unseen truths and untapped potentials, going beyond the obvious and visible to embrace those powers which are veiled from normal vision. I am passive by nature and very aware of the infinite potential all humans harbor within them. I am also very patient. I can wait for events to blossom in their own time.”
Sorry I can’t remember exactly where those words originated, but I think they’re from a Tarot card. They struck some chord deep within me and have been on my Facebook profile ever since. Because seriously, where else would you put something that damned profound.
I do have an infinite amount of patience. I am passive aggressive. I can wait you out. I have faith in karma. I believe that anticipation is half the fun.