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12Harvard professor Jennifer Roberts wisely said, "Today, patience is a form of control over the tempo of contemporary life that otherwise controls us." But critical attention, patient investigation and skepticism about immediate surface appearances do not come easy. Happily, like a muscle, they can be exercised. In that spirit, make the time to get well beyond your immediate impression of something today. Turn off the noise and give your mind room to synthesize...learn...and grow in wisdom.