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A Lesson in Patience (very old)
Nov 26 2005 03:51am

Ulic Belouve
 - Student
Ulic Belouve
This is very old, from Nov 18th 2002. It went over well at the time (3 years ago). Since it was merely posted on my profile (as the forums did not existe then...wow, I'm old, huh?) Some of the oldbies may remember this post. I thought to share it again in its original form for the benefit of all the Academy. I was mostly inspired by new Belouve Padawans.


I've decided to give a lesson in patience, as so many students in the Academy are so eager to get to the next rank. This lesson in patience can really extend to all of life as well, and I encourage you to use it beyond the Academy. This goes primarily to those who have asked to be my Padawans, but all can learn from this (that goes for you JATs and JACs...yes, you CAN learn more. ;)

You've obviously taken note of the advances in technology, since you ARE playing online. You probably marvel like I do at all the great things it can do, but never take into account the drawback to such technology: the price we pay in patience. C'mon, I microwave my chicken wings in 7 minutes because I can't wait 25 to do them in the oven. I e-mail my campus friends because it's quicker than trying to hunt them down and talk to them. How many of us can find an instance where technology has made us impatient?

So we are quite the impatient people. Everyone involves themselves in things prematurely. Kids drink at a younger age, smoke at a younger age, date and have sex at a younger age. Mainly because everyone is just so dang impatient. We can't wait to get the good stuff, to "grab it all now".

But we've lost sense of the principle of seasons. The role of spring is different than the role of the fall, and in the same way, each of the seasons in our own lives have different emphasis and focus. One season is not better than the other, each one holds it own unique treasures, the autumn leaves, the winter snowflakes, the spring blossoms, and the summer sun. And here's the key thought: We cannot skip ahead to experience the riches of another life season any more than a farmer can rush the spring. Each season builds on the one before it, each season needs to run its course.

Just because something is good, doesn't mean we should pursue it right now. We have to remember that the right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing.

Let me restate that so it sinks in:
The right thing at the wrong time is...the wrong thing.

So look at all the students who are trying to force a change of seasons. They rush ahead in rank, not knowing the rules or discipline. Each season needs to run its course. And now look at the world, all of those who rush into something out of impatience. How many broken homes come as a result of this impatience? How many errors could have been undone if we stopped to have patience, and not force the season? And look at your own life. Heh. I laugh because you and I are both thinking of some recent instance where one rushed in headlong. Remember, the right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing.

So for the academy, have patience in many things. Patience in your rank, patience in your skills, patience with your instructors, patience with students, and patience in duels. Do not feel this should discourage your advancement, but encourage you to let your current position, your current season, run its course. Extend this patience in as many areas as you can, and you are well on your way to becoming a master of something greater than the Force; a master of yourself.
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Nov 26 2005 11:34pm

Jarhok Belouve
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 Jarhok Belouve

A good read , amazing what you can take into real life from people in the JA, belouve on grand master Ulic :alliance:
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Nov 26 2005 09:29pm

JamesF1
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 JamesF1

Excellent. I remember this from the first time - I even have (had?) it saved somewhere on my hard drive :)
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Nov 26 2005 04:40pm

Dash Starlight
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 Dash Starlight

Very well done, I'd say, n1 :)
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Nov 26 2005 02:05pm

Mister Clutch
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 Mister Clutch

Nice stuff :).

Nov 26 2005 01:37pm

Alex Dkana
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 Alex Dkana

Quote:
make this a sticky one :P
awesome post :)


i agree :)
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Nov 26 2005 01:14pm

SaZ
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 SaZ

make this a sticky one :P
awesome post :)
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Nov 26 2005 01:07pm

Alex Dkana
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 Alex Dkana

i agree, great post. I have often thought this myself, usually after i have done something stupidly impatient and am thinking about it afterwards hehe. Thanks for sharing this with us :)
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Nov 26 2005 12:46pm

Khâ D'Kana
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 Khâ D'Kana

*claps*

Really good post. Thank you for sharing :)

Masta, I think a good way of not missing the right time is to look at people more experienced than yourself. To take the example of the academy, if a newcomer asked oldbies for advice, he will probably get a lot of valuable hints. Like a new father will ask his own father and other parents who finished to bring up their children for advice.

my 2 cents,

~Kha D'Kana~
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Nov 26 2005 09:24am

Janus
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 Janus

Wow Masta....you were intentionally trying to confuse us....well you got me (it is 4am here at work....*rolls eyes*

Ulic, great post! I 150% agree with the fact our society is very impatient nowadays, you can notice the old ways of life have been brushed aside for quicker faster stronger isntantly! It hits home, and I hope it does to many others!
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Nov 26 2005 09:16am

Masta
 - Jedi Council
 Masta

Quote:
We have to remember that the right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing.

So its more of a question of perception whether the time is right or wrong?
Does that mean we should consider the time beeing wrong even if it looks so obviously right to us? So lets say, im waiting for the right time to do something and once i get the feel that the right time has come, i consider it beeing just an illusion of my impatience even though the right time actually has come. Now if i hold on to that and convince myself that the right time hasnt come yet and that i should wait longer, i would miss the right time and therefore miss an opportunity to do the thing i had in mind. It could be quite a waste and shame if that opportunity was a "once in a year" or even "once in a lifetime" thingy. >_>

Good post though. Patience is the key to most things...excessive patience is the key to boring duels <3
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