We live in a world where many people expect instant gratification. In a blink of an eye we have the information we need at our fingertips through the wide world web.
We don’t have to write drawn-out letters to communicate with family or friends any more. If we have access to a computer we can e-mail, quickly and efficiently. Through technology we move forward.
Technology is positive, but the flip side is that we continue to expect things at our fingertips. Whilst we have created a niche for ourselves through the latest technology and that works because it’s not difficult to do, we tend to think we can do the same in our relationships.
We don’t have instant gratification in our relationships, we must work at them. Patience needs to be cultivated and nurtured as do our relationships. Instant gratification will come and go and is of no intrinsic value.
Instead we should look at how we can be more patient, how we can be more kind, how we can be more understanding, who and what matters to us most in our life.
Perhaps, therefore it’s now time to change the way we think.