Every month, I publish an answer to a reader’s question. Here’s a transcript of my answer to one of my favorite readers’ questions:
Hi Lisanne, my question is what do you consider the most underrated virtue in people?
Probably patience. Things take time. Sometimes I have got this feeling that this generation grows up with the idea that things happen in an instant. That success, probably due to the type of pictures we see on social media, happens overnight. We see pretty things online and then we emulate that.
Leaving out the bumpy moments can make it look like as if those who own the pretty things had a smooth run.
As far as I’m concerned there is a whole process involved that goes in before becoming a writer, filmmaker, teacher, or scientist. If we focus on the result and long for the pictures to get to show people, we forget about an important part of the story. It’s actually the journey that’s so exciting.
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Thank you for reading. This reader’s question is part of the Ask Me Anything series. I´d love to answer more of your interesting questions and get a sense of your interests. If you have questions to extend this Ask Me Anything section, please let me know. I like to hear from you. Send me your question via [email protected]
Here is a list of the last 3 readers’ questions I’ve answered: