Speaking of tolerance …

An observation:  In my dotage, my willingness to suffer fools gladly, tolerate deliberate obtuseness, subscribe to another person’s take on truth, and tightly censor myself seems to be slipping away.  I still remember how to do all that … I’m just losing my willing spirit.  Life is too short for endless suffocating banality.

Another observation:  The most annoyingly off-base people seem to possess not a shred of self-doubt.

And another:  It does no good to harbor hurt feelings over the thoughtlessness of other people — they’re simply wrapped up in doing the same thing I am … living life.  Okay, okay … so now we’ve come full circle.  Maybe I should put on my adult-size girlie undies and deal with it.

forget what hurt you

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  1. Janyaa
    Apr 21, 2013 @ 14:28:51

    “…my willingness to suffer fools gladly, tolerate deliberate obtuseness, subscribe to another person’s take on truth, and tightly censor myself seems to be slipping away. I still remember how to do all that … I’m just losing my willing spirit.”

    Love this! I wonder why we feel we have to be older for it to be more acceptable or okay to do this?

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    • Judy Smith
      Apr 21, 2013 @ 16:07:15

      I wish I knew the answer to that question. In my case, it no doubt has a lot to do with always having been a “pleaser” until recent years. And unfortunately, gaining life experience usually entails getting older. My German grandma always said, “Too soon old, too late schmart.”

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