Now What? Now Wait

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
4 min readJul 22, 2020

So what’s wrong with waiting, anyway? Nothing. We’re just not accustomed to doing it very well anymore.

It’s July 2020 and who would have thought we’d still be in the middle of a global pandemic?

Maybe the scientists and epidemiologists did, but certainly not the rest of us. Especially us Americans.

While other parts of the planet are beginning to experience the other side of COVID-19, the U.S. didn’t quite get the message the first time. And now we’re paying the price. Big time.

Many U.S. states lifted restrictions too quickly so that they could “get back to normal”-but as we have seen, things are anything but normal. And now we’re in trouble again.

What’s our problem? Why can’t we wait?

Because we’ve conditioned ourselves to not practice patience. And we don’t want to go back.

We’ve taught ourselves that patience is no longer needed if we can get things instantly-like movies, music, pictures, videos, and so many other things online.

We’re living in an on-demand world, and demand we do. We want-and need-instant gratification.

We’ve talked ourselves out of waiting and into wanting. Wanting it now.

We’re even being groomed to believe we won’t need to wait for something as slow as the…



Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

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