19 Cruel Truths About Existence That Will Force You to Get Your Sh*t Together!
Life is tough, there is no doubt about that. It is going up and down like a roller coaster, and sometimes it seems like as soon as you get up, it’s going to knock you down again.
Life is difficult, and everybody knows that. But nobody realizes how tough it can be. When things start to tumble down around you it can make you feel hopeless. While you shouldn’t ever try to control the things that happen around you because you can’t, it doesn’t mean that you just have to sit and give up. Get back on your feet and fight back.
The more you beat down the harder it gets to keep going, believe me on this one. However, once you accept all this, it’s getting easier for you to accept it. You can’t wait for things to get better, you have to do it yourself. Accepting these things will really open your eyes to the importance of it.
1. You are dying
No matter how much time and money you spend on making your life good, it will always end no matter what.
2. Everybody You Know Will Die
You can’t constantly obsess over losing people and death, but you also can’t take anyone for granted. Eventually, everyone you know will die, and you might not be the last one to go either.
3. Wealth Isn’t Happiness
No matter what amount of money you have it will never cause you to be happy. Happiness is within, no matter the riches.
4. Searching for Happiness Makes You Lose It
Happiness is right there in front of you. If you are constantly searching for something to make you happy, you’ll never suffice your hunger. In order to be happy you have to be happy with what you already have.
5. Spend Time Not Money
Many people believe that you can not enjoy yourself without money. Wrong! You don’t need to go out for a dinner, to see a movie or go to a museum to have fun!
6. You Can’t Please Everyone
Trying to please everyone around you is exhausting and at the same time impossible. You just can’t do it, so stop trying.
7. Accept Your Feelings
Stop trying to deny yourself of emotions. You have feelings and you can’t get past them without admitting you have them to begin with.
8. Be Responsible
Nobody is responsible for your actions except for you. Regardless of what influences you, you are the one who makes the decision. Take responsibility for yourself and your actions.
9. Stop Trying to Be Perfect
None of us are perfect, and although we all try to be, we never will be. Perfection is an imaginary tale of fairies. Stop trying to live up to some non-existent standard and love yourself.
10. Don’t Waste Talent
If you have a talent put it to use! Don’t let a god given ability go to waste!
11. Live in the Now
As much as we try to plan out and control our lives, we ultimately don’t control anything. You can try to predict the future and prepare for it, but it’ll never work out the way you think it will. Stop trying to perfect the future and stop dwelling on the past and you will achieve happiness.
12. Nobody Cares How Hard Your life Is
Life is hard for everyone. It throws us all twists and turns, so stop thinking you’re the only one it happens to. Stop going on and on trying to make everyone believe your life is harder than theirs. It’s a never-ending piss contest.
13. Share Your Knowledge
Learning things is useless unless you share it with the people around you! Knowledge is only of help if we share it with each other. If you learn something the hard way, help your neighbor out by warning them.
14. Invest in Yourself
If you don’t spend time with yourself life is pointless! You don’t get to live as anyone else, so take the time to really make yourself the best version there is.
15. When Things Suck, Don’t react
Life might always throw us curveballs, but it ultimately comes down to the way you react to it. If you believe it is the end of the world it will really feel like it. However, keep your chin up and remain positive and you’ll see that things aren’t half bad.
16. Quit Dreaming and Do the Work
Dreams are for the birds, you have to make your biggest wishes come true. There is no wish-granting genies even though we all still hope one will show up for us. It’s time to stop expecting things to change and change them for yourself. Want to be an actor? Go be an actor. Stop wishing and do it!
17. Be Grateful
No matter how bad you think you might have it, there is always someone who has it worse. Be happy and be grateful for the things you do have instead of wishing for the things you don’t! It takes the joy and value out of everything if you don’t appreciate it!
18. Don’t Lose Yourself
It’s important to never lose your true sense of self throughout the journey of life. Always remember what is important to you and keep a sense of your priorities!
19. You Can’t Take Money with you When You Die
You might be a millionaire in this world, but you certainly can’t take it with you when you move on. We all die eventually, so don’t get too caught up in your own finances. There are more important things in life.