I No Longer

CreedThis quote, written by José Micard Teixeira, has been floating around Facebook for the last week or so and I thought I’d share it here for those who missed it.

“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.”

The quote was originally attributed to Meryl Streep as her creed, and maybe it is. My reaction when I read it was, do you suppose they have a support group for this? In a heartbeat, I’d join a group who would help me intentionally embrace this kind of self-respect on an ongoing basis. For now, I’ll go it alone. If you catch me falling off the wagon, kindly offer me a hand back up.


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