Patience is the virtue of bearing unavoidable and wisely assumed burdens with equanimity.I hope to post a draft in the coming days, so I'll not defend this at length here. My reservation was with the term "wisely," because I worried that this would seem to overintellectualize matters. I suppose this isn't as much of a problem if "wisely" is construed in fallible terms--wisely, given one's current information and understanding of things, for example. Or if one said something like the information one could be reasonably expected to have, then matters wouldn't be overly subjective. (One might object that "burden" might seem too negative since things like raising and teaching children take patience, and it might seem awkward to regard children as burdens...but I have a response in the paper: roughly, "burden" should be understood in a neutral, technical sense here.) Thoughts?
In other news (and I couldn't bring myself to do a separate post about this), I'm not sure what to make of Will.i.am's new