One can’t help respecting enduring patience no matter in what form it might find expression.
If there’s any doubt in your mind of its worthiness, go grab a ridiculously long spear plus a carved and weighty shield, and position yourself before the entrance of some drafty old castle.
Now stand vigilant and wait.
And not for just a few minutes, either.
Let an hour go by. Then another. Resist the urge to cave and just keep on standing.
In about four hours from now you’ll get my meaning.