How to Be Patient, From a Self-Described Impatient Person

Lessons on embracing the asshole in your brain — and taming it

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I’ll never forget the time a good friend said to me, “You’re so patient, Nicole.” And I looked back at her and yelled, “FUCK YOU!”

She blinked at me, clearly hurt and confused. I stared back, genuinely angry.