Life Lessons

Birthday Lessons

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It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.
-Jules Renard

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 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.

Note: I had been corrected, and these wise words may be words Meryl Streep live by but are originally from José Micard Teixeira.

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11 comments

  1. I love this... I like Meryl Streep... she's an actress that doen't act like she is better than others. I think she's right when she says she doesn't want to waste time on people who are argumentative or unforgiving. I've been thinking about this a lot lately... He was very judgemental of me and very unforgiving of me. He doesn't deserve me but I forgive him... I won't waste more time on him wondering what I could have done differently. There was nothing, I did nothing that deserved for him to cut me out without explanation... This gives me a lot to ponder....

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    1. That's a beautiful perspective, Launna. That day when you are truly free from his memories will soon come. Meanwhile, kudos to your determination and strong heart. Be more blessed!

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  2. I love what and how she said! I am still learning it myself....I still think what do people will say and I am rethinking reconsidering what I should do... i hope to be wiser and wiser and I hope to reahc a level she did...
    thanks for sharing
    xoxo
    Anja

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    1. I hope that too. Here's to working to a better version of us! Cheers!

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  3. I have to start implementing these in my life... Things will become so easy for me!
    I love the last one specially!

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  4. Hi Lux! I saw something like this a while back on the internet. It was attributed to Meryl Streep, so you are in good company! I think it's wisdom borne of experience. As we age, one of the benefits is that we recognize the difference between gold and brass. And that our time is limited, and it's best to spend it doing good.
    I agree with everything you said. You go girl!!
    Ceil

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  5. Very well said. We are always changing.

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  6. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing the article about Lessons Learned Through The Years. Very interesting and informative article. I liked it. I hope it will be helped full for every user. Great point included in the post. Once again thanks for sharing views.

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  7. Thanks dearie for sharing!!! Sure i'm gonna follow this blog.

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  8. Life experience does give us a perspective that might look different from the norm but one that is important to who we are and how we want to live our life. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew.

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