Monday, September 1, 2014

Via Ioadicaeu's Blog: I no longer have patience

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“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” 
 
- Meryl Streep
 
 
 

1 comment:

Marc Rostkowski said...

I feel sorry for her - to be so rich as to develop such a selfish attitude towards anyone who doesn't act the way she thinks they should... Pity. She is missing out on the real riches in life - to have compassion for others and to try to help them by understanding rather than to be understood...I see it all too often in the world of wealth. People develop a selfish attitude and with power they pontificate how they have risen above the rest of us, when in reality they have sunk deeper into themselves and their own self aggrandizing desires. No one dares to speak against them for fear of whatever. I can only pray for her. She is missing out on what life is all about and the way we have been crafted to live it together...

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