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Patience versus Optimization

Which is better, to patiently wait or to minimize waiting?

This is a trick question. It is best to both minimize waiting and to patiently wait.

While optimization and efficiency are very important for obvious reasons, they are not isolated in their own world. This reminds me of this famous quote:

Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.

While I do not know who originated this saying, it holds true that waiting is not patience. This saying indirectly implies that impatiently waiting affects people negatively, so it is also important to patiently wait for the sake of others as well as for your own well-being.

As a result, patience and optimization are both virtues. And in my opinion, neither is more important than the other.

by Phil for Humanity
on 04/07/2015

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