Life is hard and even though Hollywood movies usually have a happy ending, the reality is much more different. Life never stops being difficult and we can never be prepared for certain difficulties that may arise. So, there are some universal truths that you need to acknowledge unless you want to remain miserable for your entire existence.
These are the 13 truths you always need to be aware of.
1. Happiness is when you do something for others
You need to ask yourself if you are genuinely happy right now. If you are, think of the things that made you happy. And if you aren’t, try to remember the last time you felt happy and why. All these important questions will give you answers to understand that your actions result in your happiness or misery, so always choose them wisely.
2. Everything and everyone you love will be lost
This is an eye-opening truth that you should never deny. One day the people you love will be gone as well as the things you worked hard to get. There is nothing you can do to stop that. Appreciate your relationships and the things you have because you may lose it all tomorrow.
3. Even if you are a good person bad things will happen to you
No matter how good person you are you will not be immune to bad things. Good and brave people may die young and it is just how life is. What you can do is never allow those people to die without a purpose or cause.
4. Life is unfair
Life will always be unfair. Good people don’t get what they deserve and sometimes bad ones do. You should have a positive mind and just enjoy the things you are given.
5. Don’t expect people to be nice
There will always be rude people who will mistreat you no matter how nice you are to them. You can expect them to change and you shouldn’t change yourself either. Keep being kind because it is something within you that will bring you positivity.
6. We are never going to be perfect
Nobody is perfect, neither you, your partner or anyone else you know. Stop chasing perfection. Accept your weaknesses and work on improving them to make your life easier.
7. Things will change whether you want them to or not
Nothing will remain unchanged or stable. Some things that seem permanent might change completely in just one moment. Change is something you can’t avoid, so accept it when it comes.
8. Time wasted is lost forever
You will never get back the time you have wasted. Time goes by and it will never stop or come back. Every second of your life counts and once you grow old you will only have regrets for the things you didn’t do. Manage your time better to avoid feeling regret when you are at your death bed.
9. Things will not always turn out the way we expect them to
You can make plans as hard as you can, but life is so uncertain that your plans can go to waste in seconds. Those experiences teach us to pick ourselves up and move on into the uncertain future.
10. Time is precious, not money
Money is a necessity, but time is much more valuable. If you manage your time properly you will always achieve the things you wanted to and that will bring you the true happiness.
11. Stop trying to make everyone happy
It is impossible for you to make everyone feel happy. You will meet people who will try to stop you or criticize you. Just be yourself and work on your own happiness instead of trying to please others.
12. Be productive if you want to live comfortably
You need to have a purpose in your life. Setting goals that you will work towards brings meaning to your life. If you want to live comfortably you need to be productive and try hard to reach your goals. And once you reach your goal set another one.
13. Start living, not just existing
Existing and living are two very different things. To live means to experience things. If you are having trouble in your life it is difficult to focus on enjoying the ride. However, try to set time aside for yourself and for your enjoyment. Beauty is all around you and you can always appreciate being alive and here.