Patience, A Personal Reflection on Life and Its Impermanence


Patience, A Personal Reflection on Life and Its Impermanence

This world we’ve crafted moves very swiftly, and increases in speed with each passing year. Instant gratification is no longer a wish-fulfillment fantasy, but our constant haunting companion. Particularly in the West, in America, we are encouraged to wait for nothing. We are force-fed the belief that patience is no longer virtuous.

About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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3 Responses to Patience, A Personal Reflection on Life and Its Impermanence

  1. Jack Waddington says:

    Sandy: But prayer is somewhat wishful thinking. How about acceptance the way things are and adapting our attitudes towards them?


  2. Ol' Scratch says:

    Short and succinct. I’m reminded of the old cartoon of two vultures sitting on a tree limb. One mutters to the other: “Patience my ass! I’m gonna kill something!”

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