Editors’ note: Generally people who are impatient think they know where they are going and want everybody
else to get out of their way. It is because we do not consider others that we are impatient – it is
directly associated with selfishness. Abdullah noted that impatient people tend to be always punctual and are
usually irritable and optimistic. Impatience often has a childlike quality – wanting the next thing to
This painting shows the law of seven; impatience is cyclical. The pairs of opposites need a third force to
bring reconciliation. When we become impatient we show a lack of intellect.