Meryl Streep is probably one of the most brilliant actresses in Hollywood. She is the kind of lady that when she says something you are compelled to listen because her words will mean something.
She is pretty straight forward in her thoughts and without personally knowing her you kind of get the feeling that she is pretty set in her ways, a no nonsense kind of gal, and there is nothing wrong with that.
This quote has been seen in a few places because it speaks volumes to many women. Meryl said exactly what you or I would say when we get to a certain point in our lives. Read for yourself and see if it resonates with you!
“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.”
Words to live by!