Patience is a matter of character. “There are just different types. Patience cannot be trained. But”, says bettina siebert-blaesing “you can learn from experience.” In her doctoral thesis, the social pedagogue studied the importance of patience, how it can be used as a resource to get through difficult situations in life in a healthy way, and how this can be taught to young people through targeted coaching.
“Patience can be experienced, among other things, through calmness, composure and good listening skills.” Whether she also has a tip on how everyone can practice patience? “In the supermarket, consciously stand at the checkout with the longest queue!” She laughs. “Or at least let someone else go first. Try it, it also works in traffic – and how it brings a smile to the face of other people, is a beautiful experience.”