Have patience to get over any problemA couple of days ago, I met with an elderly couple both of whom are 80 plus now. The topic was the COVID variant and obviously the youngsters in that household were disturbed. They have a fear that the wave will be back and all sorts of restrictions will be back.
The elderly man retorted saying that when he was young, the country was going through a famine and rice itself was sold only through ration shops. Today, according to him, we produce more vegetables and fruits and rice and wheat than what we need. COVID or no no COVID, the world will go on, he said. He said the most important thing is to have patience. He also lamented that today, patience and tolerance are at an all time low. He would know. When the boom prompted investment in the risky stockmarket, he warned his own son. The latter lost a big amount of six hundred thousand rupees, whereas the father had never gone beyond post office schemes. He had purchased land on the outskirts of a big city and today, that same plot is selling like gold.
Indeed, patience is something we all need. Impatience will take us nowhere.