Monday, June 27, 2011

Where is my patience?

Living in a city of Karachi, is like living on a time bomb that ticks off your patience level on very quick intervals. Yes, “patience” is the word that seems to be missing from our dictionary. We eat fast, we move fast, and if we have an option we may start sleeping fast. 

Ever imagined what are the common things that irritate us most? A slow moving car blocking our way, a lift that stops on every floor, a screaming child who may be in pain, an irritated shopkeeper or your co-worker or a beggar who is continuously knocking on your car window even after your deadly looks? Whatever be; the factors that cause impatience and irritation within us are caused by almost same kind of behavior or action.

Have we ever analyzed the possible reason of being impatient as soon as we get out of this phase of temporary abnormality? What has actually caused this? Why I am getting irritated? And what can I gain out of it in my life? Rarely

From an Islamic perspective; Allah has dedicated one complete Surah in Quran on this subject. Surah-e-Asr that teaches success with patience, equally, with good deeds and preaching Rights. 

So we can say that getting impatient or catching irritation very often is a human deficiency? Answer can be yes! A medical definition of impatience can be a brain's chemical reaction that happens when a body tries to move with the speed of mind, ignoring the environmental constraints. And this applies to everything, starting from daily life pity problems, to lifetime bad experiences. We need to think with our limitations and equally analyze the reactions that may occur if we try to cross our limitations. Making it a habit is difficult but using this trick can do wonders with your personality. The idea is to make this logic part of your unconscious mind, and that surely needs lots of practice.

Another factor of impatience is tied up with your level of anger and your level of expectations. Keep both of them low and your life will flow, in a perfect direction. Surely a greatest wrestler is the one who can control anger well.

With this computer age, the mind surely is moving much faster than it was couple of decades back. The age of computer has helped mind take jumps to conclude a problem. Therefore, a kind of complexity enters our mind when the problem is tied up both with your brain and body. Mind reaches to a solution much faster than your body, and while in the course of exceeding our physical limitation we catch irritation.

A good example is a sleeping body and sleeping mind; a state when a person can never get impatient, until and unless one is having a bad dream or a nightmare.

May you have a day full of life today and forever!


  1. ... and yet they say[] only 10% of the brain is being used;

    this reaction at only 10%? i think people would start killing out of lack of patience at 20%.

    on a serious note, the subject is relative. the results would vary from society to society. probably, patience of people(say, far east) living in similar hi-tech environment would be different from ours, south asians. and that, probably because of the other *variable* factors, which might worth another blog post.

    coming back to the brain myth, if we could switch back to 5%... it would be interesting to see the results (0:

  2. Dear Asid Aziz,

    This Gleydson Góes, from Brail. Congratulatiosn for tis post. It was prettty well written and well-timed. We do need to slow down a little in our dayly life.

    See you friend!


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