Patience is a virtue that will be rewarded.

That’s something being an executive, a husband and an investor has taught me.

Never mind that I was usually on the wrong side of the equation. That’s how you learn.

Young and impetuous are practically synonyms. So are old and wise. And there’s so much wisdom in patience.

Meanwhile, everyone’s losing their shit lately, running around like chicken littles crying the sky is falling. Then nothing happens.

The health experts who make the shutdown rules have been the worst, making bold declarations one day and walking them back the next. They don’t have a clue what’s going on.

Then there’s the defunding police narrative. Yes, it is a bit extreme. Yes, it is scary. And absolutely bonkers. Don’t forget absolutely bonkers.

Be patient. It’ll all blow over. It has to. I mean, it’s just too insane a notion to go anywhere. Right? Right? Please tell me I’m right.

Honestly, I have no idea what happens from here. All I do know is, practically every reaction by the powers that be to everything that’s happened these past months has been impetuous, wrong-headed or politically motivated.

My advice: Take a deep breath. Go for a hike. Shoot some hoops. Have a barbecue. Walk the dog. Or do what I do: make a nice dinner and drink heavily. Wake up, go for a run and you’re good as new. Suddenly everything looks clearer.

Be patient. Sometimes you’re better off just sitting back and waiting to see how things turn out. Actually, that’s true most of the time. Is this one of those times? Probably. I mean, you can’t do anything about it anyway so you may as well just chill and make the best of it.

Also quit watching the news. Obviously.

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