I received the below poetry passage, from a Coach colleague and friend of mine Carsten, and I thought to share it with you.
Poem by Mario de Andrade (Sao Paolo 1893-1945) Poet, writer, essayist and musicologist.
One of the founders of Brazilian Modernism.
My soul is in a hurry
I have counted my years and found that I have less time to live than I have lived so far.
I feel like this child who has won a box of candies: the first ones eat them with pleasure, but when it realizes that there are only a few left, it really began to enjoy them.
I have no time for endless conferences discussing the statutes, rules, procedures and internal rules, knowing that nothing will be achieved.
I have no time to endure absurd people who are no match for their age. I have no time to struggle with mediocrities. I do not want to be in meetings where inflated egos march up. I can not tolerate manipulators and opportunists. I am disturbed by the envious people who try to discredit the more capable in order to seize their positions, talents and achievements.
My time is too short to discuss headlines. I want the essential, because my soul is in a hurry. Without many sweets in the pack.
I want to live with people who are very human. People who can laugh about their mistakes, who do not fancy their successes. Not feeling prematurely called and not fleeing from their responsibilities. Those who defend human dignity and who only want to be on the side of truth and righteousness. It is what makes life worth living.
I want to surround myself with people who know how to touch the hearts of others. People who learned through the hard blows of life to grow through gentle touches of the soul.
- Mario de Andrade
One of the founders of Brazilian Modernism
Ashish Anand (Founder, Unleash Your Power)