The simplest things may be the most difficult to explain. I realized this today as I was defining patience to my 5 year old cousin. He was attempting to catch a lizard but he was unsuccessful due to his impatience.
I explained to him that he need to be real patient but it made no sense to him because he didn’t know what that word meant. It took me a good 15 mins of explanation for him to understand. But then it hit me that him and I understand things at a different level from each other. But the real truth is that my 5y/o cousin and I live life in two different worlds.
I realized that my alters and I have a similar disconnect because we understand things and all different kinds of levels. Sometimes my alters understand life but sometimes they have no idea what simple words or concepts are especially sarcasm.
But just as I explained to my 5 y/o cousin we need to have patience. Which sometimes means not having instant results because your not going to catch a lizard everyday or every time you attempted but the act will make you a better lizard catcher. That is if lizard catching is your thing :)