Thursday, March 22, 2018

Well Said: The cardinal sin

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
W. H. Auden
I tend to think of impatience as being a specifically American flaw. However, this makes me reflect that impatience is perhaps simply a human flaw. Certainly it is food for reflection.


  1. Waiting for anything, for the wrong reasons, is to waste the time of your life. Never, ever wait unless you are sure it is wise. History is full of millions of people who waited until it was too late. Patience is vastly over rated.

    1. But it is also full of people who rushed to disaster because they thought they knew everything. Beginning with Adam and Eve. :-)