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浮躁国度:我等不及读完你呢 Impatient Nation:I Can't Wait for You to Read This


  You're in a hurry. You need to know what this story is about. 1)Stat.
  Okay, okay. It's about impatience. And, so you don't have to 2)wade through the whole thing, here is the last sentence of the story:
  In other words, 3)imprudence, not impatience, is the problem.
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浮躁国度:我等不及读完你呢 Impatient Nation:I Can't Wait for You to Read This  In the past few decades we have become the Impatient Nation. We want quick answers to complex problems—the economy, diseases, personal relations.

  We: Speed date. Eat fast food. Use the self-checkout lines in grocery stores. Pay extra for overnight shipping. 4)Honk when the light turns green. Speak in half sentences. Start things but don't fin[即finish]...

  We twitter stories in 140 characters or less, yet some tweets are too long. We 5)cut corners, take shortcuts. We txt[即text].
  We have also become impatient with...wait for it...impatience.
  Speaking for many Americans, 6)prolific author Valerie Frankel wrote in the March 2010 issue of Self magazine: “I've always imagined that my impatient nature is a sign of my success—something that all busy, hard-driving, intelligent people share.” But it might be “a bad habit I needed to break, not only for my family but also for the sake of my own 7)well-being.”
  Studies show that impatience can be harmful.
  In 2003, the Journal of the American Medical Association pointed out that impatience may lead to increased risk of 8)hypertension among young adults. A 2004 report in the Journal of Biosocial Science linked a rise in American impatience with an increase in 9)obesity—as Americans spent more of their income, and saved less, they also gained weight. And in 2007, Science Daily reported that, impatient people may not be as 10)savvy as patient people when it comes to money matters—and so run a greater risk of financial insecurity.

  In other words, impatience can make people tense, fat and broke. The good news, according to Frankel, is that impatience is a behavior, not a personality characteristic. It is an 11)outgrowth of “living in a chaotic world,” she observed. And so she set out to mend her 12)fretful ways.
  “Do I still feel impatient? Of course! But I have been better about not letting impatient-related rage take over,” she says. This helps “to remember that long lines and bad service are part of ordinary, imperfect life. I'm not special, and therefore, not 13)exempt from daily 14)irritation. Everyone has to deal with it.”

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