Feeling a little disappointed with how certain things were happening in his life, author José Micard Teixeira penned the following elucidation on a train ride from Lisbon to Oporto in an effort to get a few things off his chest that represented the accumulation of several situations over months and also a cathartic liberation through words that, deep down, represent what a lot of people feel nowadays. José is passionate about writing about emotions and feelings. The true inspiration of everything he writes comes from the realization and experience of that passion.
“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.”
—José Micard Teixeira, Author
As I read the above quote, I can appreciate how sharp and clear Mr. Teixeira’s message is, there is no question about how he feels. I love it! I am posting this on my blog in hopes that the words will resonate with you as well. What is true for you in these words? What “fits” and what doesn’t “fit”? I welcome your thoughts and responses! Please comment: how do you feel and what do you think about this powerful statement?
Author of four self-help books: Learn to Live without Fear, Learn to Live without Stress, Know How to Change Your Life and Give a New Meaning to Your Life, learn more about José Micard Teixeira here.