“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.” – Jose Micard Telxeira
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I cannot even express how much this hits home for me right now. Utterly perfect summation of my position right now with a number of people. How’d you do that, Rudri? 😉
So thrilled this resonated with you and hope it helps to clear whatever cobwebs are standing in your way. xo
I just love your blog. LOVE it.
Thank you. Appreciate it!
Jose had me at “I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals.”
Glad you liked the quote, Mary.
I believe we all feel this way at a certain point.
This is spot on where I am in life and I definitely don’t feel apologetic to anyone about it. Best quote I’ve read in a while, a bit lengthy so not easily quotable but I am SOOO keeping this anyway. 🙂 Thanks much for sharing Rudri! Take Care -Iva