Why is it that although I have mastered the art of patience at work , I still have a hard time summoning that same patience when I am around annoying people in my personal life? I suppose its easier to have patience when one is getting paid to be patient. Also , after being patient all day at work I feel like I am entitled to speak my mind when confronted with verbal stupidity in my personal life. I realize that there is a way of achieving some sort of balance while being annoyed, but it is hard being an actress 24/7. When I have been able to conquer the dragon and not lashing out when presented with irksome dialogue from primates I have felt much better about myself , but its very hard to remember when all I feel like doing is piercing them with words.