Birthday Lessons5:06 AM
It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.
For my birthday this year, allow me to share with you the beautiful realizations and life lessons I've learned which were very well summed up by José Micard Teixeira.
Sometimes these beliefs got people questioning me, raising their brows and telling me I'm too rigid, uptight or arrogant.
Someday, I hope the rest of the world will see things this way.
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.
Note: I had been corrected, and these wise words may be words Meryl Streep live by but are originally from José Micard Teixeira.