We were raised in an time where values and principles were simply valued. Where respecting each other was the rule, and where the Ten Commandments were the way. We have been told that being decent and honest will make people respect you, and working hard and honestly will give you a good life. Those are the rules we followed, to wake up and find out that the world is so different than at the days of our parents, the rules simply turned up side down.
You decide not to break the rules no matter what, not to be the bad guy no matter what, and suddenly, you find yourself loosing all patience. When and where are not the question. Why is and how are the answer. And this answer was simply elaborated by a wise woman and artist:Meryl Streep. Here is what she said, and what many of us would have liked to say, at a certain time of life:
“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