Right Here Waiting: Lessons I Learned During My 68 Days of Unemployment

The Dreamer Writes


“Waiting for your answer is one of the most painful things I have ever been through.  At least, let me know whether or not I hurt you.”  Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

“Thank you for patiently waiting!” This is a common statement you would hear an associate in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry say on the phone after placing a client on hold. In the fast food restaurant, when my order is not immediately available, the cashier would always ask me, “Sir, are you willing to wait?”

In a world that delights itself with instant gratification, how much patience and willingness can you put on waiting? In what areas of your life right now do you feel that you have been waiting for so long?

Are you studying more than the usual course period, waiting for graduation? Are you reviewing so hard, waiting to pass the licensure examination that you have taken more than once? Are…

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