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Let These Wise Words Meryl Streep Lives By Usher You Into September

Let These Wise Words Meryl Streep Lives By Usher You Into September

September 1st always has a kind of New Year’s Day feel to it, so maybe it’s time for us all to make a couple resolutions to push out of summer and into an emotionally healthy fall. The following quote — which are notably the words of great author José Micard Teixeira, and not Meryl Streep as previously noted (our apologies — they are just words Ms. Streep tends to live by and we were misinformed) has been floating around Facebook today (thanks to this — which still erroneously attributes it to Ms. Streep), and we thought we’d share it. Happy Septembers, all!

“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.” 

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