Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
–George Bernard Shaw
Sometimes life is hard, we all know that by now. But the real challenge is persevering through the bad times and making the best out of them. We’ve all woken up on the wrong side of the bed, or the floor, or under the kitchen table, but you almost always have the chance to turn a bad situation into a good one, you only need to get in the right mindset.
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TV is Getting Better:
Certain shows have gone downhill and a few new shows have been pretty awful, but generally speaking the calibre of TV shows, especially on HBO type networks has increased in quality dramatically. Californication, Nurse Jackie, Shameless, Enlightened, Louis CK, Life’s Too Short, Homeland and Boss just to name a few have been recognized as wonderfully scripted and produced shows.
Put things in perspective:
Whatever problem is on your mind right now, and let’s face it most people have an issue that’s always in the back of their mind, put it in perspective. Things may be bad but they can almost ALWAYS be worse.
Happiness is A Choice:
You will never be happy unless you choose to be. You may not be able to control what life throws at you, what happens to the people you love and what tragedies may befall you, but what you choose to do with them, or how you choose to react is your choice.
Learn to Forgive:
People make mistakes, it’s the human condition we all must live with, but choosing to forgive those who deserve it, or rather do everything in their power to make things right sometimes deserve a second chance. As a great philosopher and poet once said, Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friends.
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Up until the 1880’s people went to the washroom in buckets and threw them into the street, or used an outhouse, that’s only 132 years ago enough for roughly three or four generations, so be happy that you live in an age that has these technological advances.
Change your thinking:
Thinking that you are 1 person out of 7 billion people on 1 planet out of 8 planets in 1 solar system out of 100 billion star systems in 1 galaxy out of 100 billion galaxies can make you feel enormously insignificant. BUT the truth is, out of 100 billion galaxies there exists 100 billion star systems, out of those there is 1 solar system in which 1 of 8 planets has you, and out of 7 billion people you have your own genetic makeup, your thumbprint is yours alone, you can create art and write a song and are depended upon by others that love you. You have the ability to think and communicate and talk and discuss, you have opinions and concens and thoughts about the world in which you live in. You are ENORMOUSLY significant. And the very fact that you exist is a one in 100 Trillion chances that everything lined up perfectly for you. Play the lottery, because you’re lucky.
Open your eyes to the world around you:
As Comedian Louis C.K. said, “We live in, in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the, on the crappiest generation of just spoiled idiots that don’t care because, this is what people are like now. They got their phone and they’re like eeaagh, it won’t, give it a second! Give it, it’s going to space, would ya give it a second to get back from space, it’s the speed of light, it’s true, it’s true. (yeah) I was on a, I was on an airplane and there was internet, high speed internet on the airplane (yes) that’s the newest thing that I know exists. And I’m sitting on the plane and they go open up your laptop and you can go on the internet and it’s fast and I’m watching YouTube clips it’s amazing. I’m in an airplane and then it breaks down and they apologize the internet is not working and the guy next to me goes pua this is bull****. Like how quickly the world owes him something (yes) he knew existed only 10 seconds ago (right, right) and on planes ….”