In our fast paced modern society, patience is a trait that doesn't come naturally. We are taught to expect instant gratification, but many of the most rewarding things in life require time and effort.
When it comes to origami, remember that practice makes perfect. Do not get discouraged if you have trouble folding a model the first time. Even people who have been practicing origami for years sometimes have trouble deciphering the directions for a model.Learn Origami: Tips to Help You Learn How to Fold Origami Models has advice from expert paper folders like Dr. Robert J. Lang and links to various online resources that you might find useful.
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