“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.”
by José Micard Teixeira

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