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Dear Patience

  1. silkwormy profile image86
    silkwormyposted 3 years ago

    Dear Patience,  you give me hope, but you also take it away.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What a hugely intriguing post (to me at least.)
      Is patience a person or do you mean the attribute?

      1. silkwormy profile image86
        silkwormyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It is the attribute Beth37, and it is confronting it in a way, like in a conversation, through a letter with the "dear" part  . . .

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I mean it's a very deep quote the more you dwell on it.
          Being patient doesn't actually offer hope as much as the fact that in being patient, you have actually decided not to give up on hope.

          However, yes, it could take hope away in the fact that by making the decision to be patient, that means you do not actually have what it is you're looking for and could always be on the verge of losing patience thereby immediately losing hope.

          So the answer must be that in order to have hope, you must never give up on patience. Which is an act of patience itself.

          1. silkwormy profile image86
            silkwormyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Wow, did you just explain it all for me Beth37? Thank you! Yes. In that case.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I was just going off what you wrote. lol
              You're Socrates, I'm Plato. wink

            2. silkwormy profile image86
              silkwormyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              You did look into it deeply, and your understanding of it, Beth37, is actually more than what I intend to say.

              1. silkwormy profile image86
                silkwormyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you very much, Beth37.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Well I've been told I think too much.
                Tell me what spin you were putting on it... what was on your mind when you wrote it?

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                  silkwormyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Socrates? To that level? That made me smile really, Beth37. I like your question (which by the way will result to more possible answers in your mind). It is about a particular task you are confident about doing and getting better at it in time (that's why there's hope), but then along the way, circumstances and people somehow end that hope quite too soon, that confidence you are molding patiently in your mind and heart.  And in your being patient in what's happening and with the nature of the people around you, you lose that possibility of finishing that pursued task.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    So then the answer would be not to allow others to decide what you will put your hope in.
                    You don't have to be the master of your destiny to be the captain of your boat. If your crew is mutinous, throw them off the ship.

  2. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Your virtue is hard to sustain,

  3. silkwormy profile image86
    silkwormyposted 3 years ago

    Hard indeed.

 
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