Is humility overrated

I'm waiting

Waiting is always humility, the passive part of an upcoming meeting. If the other comes, he doesn't come, you ask yourself while devotedly looking at your watch. The late arrival escapes this gesture of submission and already has an advantage at the beginning of the meeting because he is apparently very busy and still only arrived ten minutes late and has time left for a coffee. You almost want to say thank you, despite the waiting. I don't want to judge anyone, I'm one of those people who are always late. It is a lack of respect, I am always annoyed when I show up at 6/19 instead of 7:00 p.m. and honestly don't understand the problem. I still have to work on myself.

Nevertheless: punctuality in leisure time is often overrated - I'm talking about small ten minutes. They should be allowed until the waiting person has a full-time job and no more time for faxing. But as a pupil, as a student (and as a teacher, I almost wanted to say - I'm sorry), who doesn't have a few minutes left that can be wasted on your own while waiting.
Some also like to sell themselves to busier than they actually are. Stress as a status symbol. I don't have time to wait, they call angrily and I want to call back: Sure you have it! It's a matter of principle, they say. In addition to 50 Shades of Gray, principles are also a fetish that I do not fully understand. For a better understanding: According to Wikipedia, a principle is a “superordinate law” - as such it is certainly suitable to keep the surprise factor in everyday life as low as possible. On the other hand, being late is counterproductive for the in-house blood pressure. The five minutes of waiting, combined with the question: Is the other one coming, isn't he coming, and when? - are five minutes of uncertainty, and not everyone enjoys it. The fact that life now and then escapes your own control is in itself quite cheeky. You have to at least be able to rely on an agreed time. Where else are we going?