10 Alleviating Quotes You Must Hear In Your 20s

Over the past years, I’ve read, watched, listened and written a lot of content that I found interesting and mind-altering.

Here are some of my favorite quotes I’ve collected:

“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”

— Robert Feynman

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“Look around you. How many people do you think are settling? Probably a hell of a lot. People settle into okay relationships, okay jobs, okay friends, and an okay life. Why? Because okay is comfortable. Okay pays the bills, and provides a warm bed at night. Some people are fine with okay, and guess what? That’s okay, But okay is not thrilling, it isn’t passion, it’s not life-changing or unforgettable. Okay is not the reason you risk absolutely everything you’ve got for the smallest chance that something absolutely amazing could happen.”

— Unknown

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“I’ve looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself if today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I am about to do today and whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked there is no reason not to follow your heart.”

— Steve Jobs

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“Take comfort: no one actually knows what the hell they’re doing. Everyone is just working off their current best guess.”

— Mark Manson

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“For the first 25 years you measure success with grades, only to realize that the real value is in learning to learn and critical thinking. In the second 25 years you measure success by how much money you made, only to realize that how you spend time, and with whom, is most important.”

— Vala Afshar

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“In the moments just before we decide upon some of our most consequential acts, we are less rational and autonomous decision makers than we like to think. No brain operates in a vacuum, and over the course of seconds to No minutes, the wealth of information streaming influences the likelihood of pro- or antisocial acts. Pertinent information ranges from something as simple and unidimensional as shirt color to things as complex and subtle as cues about ideology. Moreover, the brain also constantly receives interoceptive information. And most important, much of these varied types of information are subliminal.”

— Robert Sapolsky

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“When you don’t have all the facts, try to give people the most generous reason you can for their behavior. Annoyingly slow driver? Maybe it’s a mom with a birthday cake in the back. This mindset will gradually make you less reactive, more compassionate and more forgiving of your own bad days.”

— Unknown

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“By three methods we may learn wisdom:

First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

— Confucius

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“All modern diseases are diseases of abundance. We punish ourselves by constantly entertaining our minds and bodies.”

— Naval Ravikant

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“It can be overwhelming to open ourselves to the beauty of the world that we have simply painted over as adults. But if we don’t — if we don’t take a real walk with a young child, for example — we lose the sense of glory and awe that the untamed world can constantly produce, and reduce our lives to dull necessity.”

— Jordan Peterson

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