Words Meryl Streep Lives By

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Meryl Streep, of course, is one uber famous actor. While we might actually have quite a lively debate about her talent (my appreciation of it doesn’t always match up with the critics!), I have great respect for her as a woman.

The words written by José Micard Teixeira, which have been associated with Streep, were so insightful and – dare I say – expressive of my own thoughts, I’ve taken the liberty of sharing them here:

“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. 

Did You Know?

While many describe this quote as "Words Meryl Streep Lives By," it was originally written by José Micard Teixeira.

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.” 

Except for the part about exaggerations (I’m a story-telling Leo, after all!) these words are a snapshot of where I am right now.

I’d love to read your thoughts. Won’t you share them?

Until next time,
I wish you vibrant health and a beautiful day.
Lisa

Contributor: 

Lisa Petty

Lisa Petty is a celebrity nutritionist and health expert for TV, radio and print, with a personal mission to helps others achieve vibrant health. She is an award-nominated journalist and author who has shared her unique perspective with thousands of people through her workshops, lectures, coaching, TV and radio appearances and throughout her extensive writing. She has written over 200 articles for major health publications, and is author of Living Beauty: Feel Great, Look Fabulous & Live Well, a modern guide to feeling younger at any age. Lisa has helped thousands of women to learn what they personally require to achieve vibrant health – and would be honored to help you, too!

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