Friday, February 10, 2012

(Im)Patience [Combatwords Feb 10, 2012]

(Im)Patience [Combatwords Feb 10, 2012]

“Fools rush in,” as a wise man once said. The element of surprise too soon exhausts itself; ambusher becomes ambushee. Impatience is even celebrated as a virtue! What a madhouse (get me out of here!)! It is impatience that sabotages my best efforts. Impatience is the enemy of permanence. It is only through discipline and patience that we become our best selves. Furthermore, impatience is often used as an antonym to complacency. “The authorities tell us that the people need patience...” 'No! We won't be patient!' Say the mob of sixteen to twenty five year old males. Have you ever tried to ask a mob to be rational? Ha! So in the spirit of revolution, the middle classes adopt the nihilistic rejectionism of young men who want all or nothing. It leads to the cozy radicalism.

Combat Expiration: 2/13/2012, 12am PST

Critique Expiration: 2/15/2012, 12am PST with a 24 hour rolling extension for in-depth critiques.

Bonuses/Penalties: +2 if posted before 9pm PST, February 10, 2012; +1 if posted before 12am PST, February 11, 2012; -1 if posted by 6am PST, February 13, 2012; -2 if posted by 12pm February 13, 2012

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