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Offline Mayla

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What is the purpose of patience?
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:27:30 PM »
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Offline thalbergmad

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Re: What is the purpose of patience?
«Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 07:30:19 PM »
I have none and never will have.

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Offline dima_ogorodnikov

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Re: What is the purpose of patience?
«Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 07:35:28 PM »
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No amount of how-to information is going to work if you have the wrong mindset, the wrong guiding philosophies. Avoid losers like the plague, and gather with and learn from winners only.

Offline senanserat

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Re: What is the purpose of patience?
«Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 09:26:59 PM »
I will tell you tomorrow.
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Offline hfmadopter

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Re: What is the purpose of patience?
«Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 10:53:34 PM »
I'm going back about 50 years or so here but I recall my mother speaking of it as a matter of virtue more so than having a given purpose.
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Offline j_menz

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Re: What is the purpose of patience?
«Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 12:04:46 AM »
Patience means one does not waste the time before something happens fretting that it has not yet done so.
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Offline Bob

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Re: What is the purpose of patience?
«Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 12:49:39 AM »
Haha. Might have something to do with threads like this?

What is the purpose of the patience for threads that ask "what is the purpose/meaning of..."   Hmmmm?  Haha.


Hmm... The purpose of patience is the ability to wait, for things to be better/improved in the future.
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline Bob

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Re: What is the purpose of patience?
«Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 12:51:00 AM »
There.  Because you get stuff if you're patient.  That's why.

http://suite101.com/article/the-purpose-of-patience-a404636

Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."