Impatience is the thorn bush that grows in the soil of pride. Pride is all about us – our desire, our preference, and our convenience reside at the center of our universe. Others revolve around us. When people don’t do what we want, when we want we react with irritation – sometimes contained in resentment and bitterness, sometimes expressed in rage and venom.
– Stanley Gale in A Vine-Ripened Life