Word-Of-the-Week #752: Patience

January 3, 2019 by  

Patiencegood-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. 

How would you rate yourself on patience? Do you stay good-natured when dealing with delays and incompetence? Are there people in your life who have taken advantage of your patience?

My dear girlfriend (and sister from a prior life) sent me this in December and it only seemed fitting to make it my New Year’s Resolution. When I did a web search I found it here I No Longer Have Patience.”

“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 quoted it as words she lives by!

Update: originally written by José Micard Teixeira.

This week’s focus is on patience. Did any of the quotes resonate with you? Have you wasted time with what displeases you or hurts you? Is there anyone who does not deserve your patience?

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