Article in brief: Patience… Patience is one of the most important virtues out there, but sadly not all possess it.
We live in a day and age where things happen very fast; and I get that but in certain situations, a little patience will take you a long way. You can’t expect your nightmare to end without being shaken out of it or for your ordeals to pass in a fraction of a second!
Robert H. Schuller once said, “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” This quote is definitely one of my favorites because it tells us so much in a few words and it basically symbolizes the value of patience.
It truly pays off to be patient and to hold on while drama is being thrown at you, because at the end of the day you’ll be rewarded. Not only does it feel good to wait, but it also makes you a better person. It teaches you how to keep your nerves intact and it also makes you a nicer person.
Never feel like you’re being punished and always keep in mind that whatever hardship you may face is either a test or a lesson. People will hurt you, they will destroy every last ounce of good manners in you but all you should do is be the bigger person and smile.
Don’t bother with comebacks or treating them the same way for two reasons: the first one is that it’ll only make you feel better for a little while and it will surly come back to haunt you later on, and the second reason is that the concept of “An eye for an eye” eventually makes the whole world blind.
Our world is already full of burning flames derived from hatred and vengeance. This emotional blindness is killing us slowly without us even realizing it. So instead of causing even more damage, you should strive to treat others the way you want to be treated.
Revenge doesn’t do any good and it won’t take you anywhere. The best form of revenge is to kill people with kindness. This way, no one gets hurt. Instead, there’s a possibility that both parties will learn a valuable lesson.
So why waste a beautiful smile over some dilemma that will eventually end? Cry, let it all out, don’t be disheartened and never lose faith that things will ultimately turn out great. Never put yourself down over a certain situation and always recite “This too shall pass”.
Alia is an AUS student double majoring in International Studies and English literature. She is also the author of Alatash fictional novel. Her main goal is to make a change and empower the youth. Her column is meant to help the younger generations deal with tough situations. It was given that title as hidden promises is what us teenagers often believe; false promises.
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