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Patience is the simple recognition that things take time. That achieving greatness and creating a masterpiece takes time. It takes the ability and willingness to be frustrated. To overcome difficulties and to persevere.
Media feeds us the idea of the overnight success stories that make it seem that in just a few weeks or months, someone could become a billionaire or a superstar.
They fail to highlight the years of toil, luck and hard work, and the entire background that led to the success, just reporting the end result.
We all have mastered the art of being busy, with zero or little attention spans, and are getting incapable of focusing on and pursuing a singular goal.
Our brains are being re-wired by the constant distraction & interaction with digital devices
Social media and smartphones drain our time, and suck our mental energy, even changing the chemistry of the brain. And our constantly distracted state of mind is having a serious effect on our creativity.
Handicrafts such as crochet, knitting, and embroidery—traditionally practiced by women and by the elderly—carry passive associations.
Counting the movements of hooks and needles, row after row, requires patience, focus, and persistence. This, combined with the mental health benefits of crafting, is needed to weather a disaster that's defined by waiting.