We live in a world where some of us expect instant gratification. In a blink of an eyelid we have the information we need at our fingertips, through the internet. We work things out.
We don’t have to write drawn-out letters to communicate anymore with family or friends. If we have access to a computer we can e-mail, quickly and efficiently. We’ve moved on as far as technology is concerned.
We’ve come to expect. Of course, that’s positive, but the flip side is that we’ve come to expect these things. We have in effect, created a niche for us sort our life out through the latest technology; and whilst that tends to work out for us because it’s not difficult to do, we think we can do the same thing in our relationships.
The reality is we don’t have instant gratification, we tend to have to work at these things. We need to be patient. Patience needs to be cultivated and nurtured, as do relationships. All relationships deserve our attention. Perhaps it’s time to change the way we think.
Forget instant gratification that will come and go and is of no intrinsic value. We should look further at how we can be more patient; how we can be more kind; how we can be more understanding so that we solely focus on what’s important, who and what matters to us most in our life.
I believe that way we are more likely to do the right thing. After all isn’t that what we should all be aiming for?