the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, withoutcomplaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to havepatience with a slow learner.
quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
( Cards chiefly British ) solitaire ( def 1 ) .
Also called patience dock. a European dock, Rumex patientia, of the buckwheat family, whose leavesare often used as a vegetable.
I did not know some of these definitions. A card game? Really? *googles up the game* I guess I've always had a more "life-experience" kind of definition. It goes like this:
According to Karen; aka, Mom, Wife, Writer:
Patience is: a virtue, HARD, not always quiet (especially when the mama bear claws come out). It's a VERB, it takes works. It's actively controlling your emotions and actions. It is not passive. Yes, it is kindness, friendship, and showing love for others. But it's watching those friends get published, happily, while you...still try.
It's repeating yourself for the third time to the child who's not listening, because they're not doing it out of spite--the TV's just too loud. Patience is turning down the TV without yelling at them. It's something that we seem to expect of others, but want to be forgiven of for our lack thereof. "What, I lack patience? Come say that to my face." lol Sorry...couldn't help myself.
Patience is a part of life's great struggle, the part that says, "Don't just do what's right. Do it with the right attitude. You'll be a much better person for it. And bring others with you."
What do writers seem to be the most impatient about? Are we more impatient with ourselves? Or with others?