Primate studies show that patience is not determined by history, social behavior or brain size, but by how food is acquired. Species that wait for seasonal plants are more patient that those who feed on insects.(source)
The plant-eating primates are forced to "practice" patience.
Practicing patience is good for humans too. Unfortunately, high speed technology teaches us to practice impatience.
Recent studies showed that 25% of users will switch off a site if they have to wait 5 seconds for a video to download. By 10 seconds half are gone.
And this demand for instant results is affecting all areas of our lives.
We read less, we save less money, and one researcher "worries someday people will be too impatient to conduct studies on patience." (source)
Patience is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and the only way to develop it is through situations that make us wait and exercise self-control.
So next time you start to get impatient, take a breath, say a prayer and "practice" patience.