Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Meryl Streep's anthem

  • The anthem#

    • "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."#

  • Online rules#

    • I like it as "rules of the road" for online discourse. When a troll posts something to your mail list and then complains that you're censoring him when he gets moderated, think of what Meryl Streep says. Because the truth is no one has time to deal with hostility. We all know when people are standing in our way. Just step around them and ignore their complaints. They're not trying to help.#

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By Dave Winer, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:40 AM. Don't slam the door on the way out.