One hears ‘patience’ is a virtue’ over and over again, and in most cases it can be true. One also hears that ‘all things come to he who waits’ which can also be true. However, there are times when patience will not serve you well and may even harm you. You can for the next bus to come while standing in a snow storm and freeze, you can wait for medical help so long that when you seek it there is nothing to be done, you can wait for your fortune to change, while doing nothing, and find that there is nothing for you in the end and that you should have gotten up and changed your fortune for yourself. The problem is that it is so difficult to tell when one should wait and when one should take the initiative and be proactive. For each person the ‘right time’ is different and depends upon any number of factors. but everyone should take responsibility for their own wants, needs, and necessities and not leave their care and ambitions to others. One must look objectively at each situation as it arises and decide whether to wait or to end the waiting and move. Just making the decision will make you feel better and more in control. Isn’t it better to feel control of your life instead of always waiting to see what will happen?