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25 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

Time is your most valuable asset — prioritize how you spend it.

Photo by Kevin Noble on Unsplash

Now is not the time to hibernate, it’s time to wake up.

1. You and everyone you love is going to die, and you have no idea when

2. It’s not what happens, it’s how you react to uncertainty that matters

3. Your desire to share your life on social media means that you end up missing the very moments you intend to capture

4. Your material wealth won’t make you a better or happier person

5. Your obsession with finding happiness prevents its attainment

6. All parents fuck up their kids, but it is the responsibility of that child, once grown, to work through their wounds

7. You can’t make everyone happy and if you do, you’ll lose yourself

8. You can’t be perfect, and holding yourself to unrealistic standards amplifies distress

9. No game, whether of wealth or status, is worth losing your values

10. Your achievements and successes won’t matter on your deathbed

11. Your over-valuing of thoughts instead of feelings stunts your growth

12. Actions speak louder than words — hold yourself accountable

13. You will regret wasting time on the future and past instead of the present

14. No one cares how difficult your life is — you write your own narrative

16. Investing in yourself is the most worthwhile investment you can make

17. Pleasure is temporary and fleeting—stop chasing fireworks and start building a constellation

18. Your screen-based life increases the disconnection between your mind, body, and spirit

19. Your ambition and talent means nothing without execution — put in the work

20. You place your fears, insecurities, and limitations onto other people, which increases everyone’s suffering

21. Denying your racist, sexist, and heteronormative biases perpetuates systemic inequality

22. You become what you meditate on — where your focus goes, your conditioning grows

23. Every single failure is an opportunity to build trust in that which is beyond your control

24. Hopelessness is a requirement of discovering authentic hope

25. Time is your most valuable asset — prioritize how you spend it

In the blink of an eye, it’s over.

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