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Advice about patience
Advice about patience

This year I was planning on applying to a scholarship to Japan after graduating. I have worked for years for this. Learning Japanese by myself, trying to get good grades at university, etc.

Due to the corona virus I will probably have to postpone this goal to the next year. So I am going to have to wait 2 years to finally go to Japan instead of just 1.

I just want to hear some kind words about having patience, similar experiences, and not being disheartened.

Thank you
RE: Advice about patience
I don't know if you would be interested in this , This is from a religious text .

Quote:Seek Allah's help with patient perseverance and prayer. It is indeed hard except for those who are humble." (2:45)

"Oh you who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer, for God is with those who patiently persevere." (2:153)

"Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods, lives, and the fruits of your toil. But give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Those who say, when afflicted with calamity, 'To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return.' They are those on whom descend blessings from their Lord, and mercy. They are the ones who receive guidance." (2:155-157)

"Oh you who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy. Vie in such perseverance, strengthen each other, and be pious, that you may prosper." (3:200)

"And be steadfast in patience, for verily Allah will not suffer the reward of the righteous to perish." (11:115)

"Be patient, for your patience is with the help of Allah." (16:127)

"Patiently, then, persevere - for the Promise of Allah is true, and ask forgiveness for your faults, and celebrate the praises of your Lord in the evening and in the morning." (40:55)

"No one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, none but persons of the greatest good fortune." (41:35)

"Verily man is in loss, except such as have faith, and do righteous deeds, and join together in the mutual enjoining of truth, and of patience and constancy." (103:2-3)

RE: Advice about patience
It can take an entire lifetime to learn patience. Maybe more than one.
I never thought I'd live long enough to become a grumpy old bastard. Here I am, killing it!
RE: Advice about patience
That's how it is in life, Macoleco: things don't always go according to your plans. Especially now when lots of people are waiting, kids not going to school and have put their lives on hold.

I mean be happy that you know how to stay alive. When I just remember the flu epidemics back in 1917 and just take those three kids in Fatima who claimed to have seen the virgin - two of those three kids died shortly after the vision from the flu because nobody warned them to be in quarantine, not even the virgin Mary. So be thankful that you didn't go the way of those poor Fatima kids and that you are actually doing the right thing.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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