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Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by. Alright, full disclosure, I sent you this quote. And it's from Joyce Meyer, who's pretty big in the Christian community. Oh, I did not originally know this was from her. I was waiting to get a PO boy, there's a new orleans style sandwich place by my house. And I read this and I was like, This is awesome. And it says patience is not the ability to wait. But the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting, which is good advice when you're waiting for a delicious poboy to be made for you. I do not have patience. And I've found that with my personality, the best thing to do is to try to put it out of mind. Like if I just forget about it or focus on something else, I can let something an event come up. But otherwise I lose my mind. I'm not patient. Everyone in my life knows that. And yeah, I I could see you going either way. Do you consider yourself to be patient? Or what do you think? First of all, this


Larry

is not my favorite quote from Joyce Meyer. My favorite quote is, there's no need to apologize for being blessed. Thank you. And if we're talking about waiting, I must read you one second from one of my favorite books. Oh, the places you'll go real quickly. The waiting place for people just waiting waiting for a train to go or a bus to come or a plane to go or the mail to come or the train to go or phone to ring this notice No, no yes and no waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone's just waiting, waiting for the fish to bite waiting for a wind to fly a kite waiting for a Friday night waiting perhaps for their uncle Jake, or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants. a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting. Thank you very much.


Andrew Keller

Okay, so are you a patient person?


Larry

I mean, who's a patient person? I mean, that's the whole point like life is just waiting on. You're waiting to die, essentially.


Andrew Keller

I mean, the Simpsons did a joke that on one of our episodes that they go to an amusement park and they get in line for like two hours. And they and they and they're like, Oh, that was the line ride. And everybody's waiting. I mean, I guess no one's really a patient person. But people have different ways of being able to cope with it, I think. Or you just go and say and then you live with anger.


Larry

I think this is really apropos for me, because I've been trying to sneak into COVID test. So I'm been waiting in line, it's not sneaking. I've drawn the line to see if there's extra over. So I've been in it for like three times. And it's so interesting. These days, when you get online, you get in a line to the guard. Any line you go to whether it's grocery store, whatever, people just automatically get on their phone. Like when you go Wait, you go on your phone, everybody just immediately so that was like, Well, what did people do in the old days? Like before phones and people just sit there and stare at each other? What do people do when we had to wait with no phones?


Andrew Keller

Okay, strike up a conversation or bring a book if you know you're going to be in line. Another thing about lines, though, that I think is interesting is the mob mentality of just society where people start getting in line, people are going to get in line because they think something's going on. Or if you get like a group of three people or more, and you all look up at something people stop and look up has nothing to do with patients. But I think it's interesting social experiment,


Larry

just back to this line thing. You're waiting for something. Oftentimes I get frustrated and like act crap, this long line. But then I I've recently been thinking like, well, what is more important that I have to do that I'm willing to wait in this line. It's gotta be like, I gotta have groceries to the family. So I guess this is part of the process. And I just have to wait, DMV, that's the worst one, right? You think in California, there'd be some way that I would not have to get an appointment. And we could go quicker. But I have to have my license. So I have to wait here. And that's the most important thing to do right now.


Andrew Keller

Yeah. And I guess if you go in knowing that you set yourself up for being able to have a good attitude. While waiting, I'd be remiss not to tell this story about patience. When I was a little kid, I don't know how old I was seven or eight. It was Christmas Eve and I woke up and I couldn't wait. And I kept waking my parents up. I was like, hey, let's go from presence. I was like three in the morning. I kept asking and finally like, fine, just go do it. I went downstairs and I opened every single one of my presents before everyone woke up and that was a lot of fun. But then that morning, everyone opened their presence and it was devastating for me. And so now on Christmas I'm happy being the last person like I'm like let's just do it later. It'll be fun. Because I saw what it was like to not be patient.


Larry

So then as your patients grown or are you just taking this the opposite tact.


Andrew Keller

I don't. I think for stuff that like matters to me My patience has grown because I see the benefit in waiting but like you said, waiting in lines. I always get upset. One of the small joys I have in life is when I get in a short line. And by the time I get up to the front, it gets real long behind me, I feel like I the universe was was lined up and and I was able to take advantage of a lull in the in the system. You know,


Larry

I mean that, by the way, I love that feeling like I picked the right line and I moved the fastest. The one thing that you maybe you agree with this during the pandemic is that I don't have much to do. And so when I go to the grocery store, and I'm waiting in a line, and the urge comes to be like, dammit, I'm becoming patient. I'm like, What the hell else do I have to go do? Like, actually, this is the one time I've left my house today. You know what, I'll just add in the slide, I got nothing else to do. I feel like I've actually gotten some patients back over the last 365 days. I feel


Andrew Keller

like that's exactly what Joyce is saying is like, keep a good attitude about like, well, what am I? I don't know if that's necessarily good attitude. But it's perspective. It's like, what else am I going to do enjoy what I'm doing in the moment, versus trying to hurry up and get back to doing something else?


Larry

Well, I think I mean, essentially, like patience is just comparing yourself to what you should be doing. As opposed to waiting in that line. Like, I should be doing something, I got to be more useful, I got to be doing this, I got to pick up the kids. Like you're comparing yourself what you think you should be doing, as opposed to just being there.


Andrew Keller

One of the great examples that I love about waiting is when whether you're on Southwest or any other airline, you're like, Alright, in about 10 minutes, we'll start boarding Group A and 80 people line up and they just stand there, you're like, what are you doing? Why are you like people are jockeying for position, and no one's really talking cuz you're hurrying up to wait on a plane that's gonna sit there until the last person gets on. So I guess it's just built into our culture as well.


Larry

Southwest is the worst one, right? Because you could theoretically get a better seat if you get closer in there. But yeah, I mean, I'm always the last onto a plane because I have that exact thought I'm like, I'd rather stand for the last 45 minutes waiting in there rather than waiting in that line and walk around. And then just come on at the last second. So I always wait. Patients, this is the one that this this quote, makes me think of my third kid, right? Because we're all kind of older. And we can just do things like we clean the house, everybody can just do it. But my son, the youngest, takes a long time to learn something and do something. And I expect him to be like the rest of us. But I oftentimes have to stop and realize, you know what, I need to have the patience to take longer to explain it take longer to do it for him, whether and by the way, that's his homework. That's his eating. That's everything else. He takes longer, when we're all moving at a different pace. And he's always a reminder for me that you know what? patience for him. He's the youngest, by the way, though, patients for lots of other people out there in the world that need extra time as well.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, for sure. I getting frustrated with other people or just assuming everyone has the same level of understanding or the same mobility or whatever is you do is is a good perspective check. And just being the youngest, as hard as speaking as the youngest child. It's hard to be the youngest, I think,


Larry

well, and you know, I mean, I really mean is like he's just a microcosm. Think about how many people you don't know that are doing something that irritates you, whether it's pulling in the wrong way to gas station and you're like, Damn you, what do you know? All? I mean, I tard it's, by the way, I feel like I'm preaching a little bit. I don't have patience for anything. I'm the worst. So I just need to confess that, but it's helpful that a little bit of perspective,


Andrew Keller

so that we said growing up if if someone was driving slow in front of us, we get frustrated, we'd be like, maybe they have a bowl of gravy on the front seat. Well, you never know what someone else is going through.


Larry

The worst one for me though, if it's driving is the people that aren't driving in the you know, your a two lane highway from LA to San Francisco. the right lane is the slow lane, left lane is the fast lane, you pass on the left, you get back to the right. Most people these days, it's the opposite. Slow, people are going to the left and the faster on the right passing because all these idiots think they're going fast and they're not


Andrew Keller

illegal to get past on the right like if you like on you to be the slow one. Which which I think is nice. If you want to try to get out of a speeding ticket. You can find us at repost a podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, I'm Andrew Keller for Busta Rhymes saying thanks for stopping by


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