“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.”
I just love this quote. As I continued reading it for the first time, I thought to myself- who could have such insightful thoughts, and will it have a written author. Low and behold- Meryl Streep. Not only do I love her as an actress, but when someone you know is in the public eye, actually says something from the heart that’s so inspirational, it’s refreshing.
I’m going to keep this one short- because I think the quote speaks for itself, but I think pieces of what Streep says make it possible for anyone to relate. Think about the aspects of your life that you’re consistently trying to control, change, be validated for etc and now imagine just saying you’re done with it. In a single moment you’ve freed yourself from the burden of pleasing others, putting up with hurt, stressful situations or negativity. This is why I love this quote- it opens your eyes to the thought of freeing yourself from the things that weigh you down. Something I know that I’m working on all the time!
What do you no longer have patience for? And when are you going to decide that enough is enough? I’m taking my tips from Streep- I no longer have patience for things that don’t deserve my patience.