If You Accept These Harsh Realities, 2023 Will Be The Best Year Of Your Life

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If You Accept These Harsh Realities, 2023 Will Be The Best Year Of Your Life

“I thought I’d be happy when I graduated college, or when I got my first apartment, or when I bought my first home. Don’t expect happiness to be at the finish line. Happiness comes from yourself, in the now. Enjoy the process.” — Popaqua

It is possible to make no mistake, and still lose. That is not a weakness, that is life. It’s a Star Trek reference, but it’s a very realistic one. Sometimes you need to accept you did everything within your power right and it still went bad. And remember that this isn’t something to beat yourself up over. These things happen.” — Michelrpg

“Just because someone is you family doesn’t mean they have your best interests at heart.” — SuvenPan

“You can love someone with all of your heart and not be loved back in the same way.” — LowKeySexy83

“People don’t think about you as much as you think they do. That means that your feelings might be ignored or not considered, people will forget things about you and might not remember things you’ve done together that were very memorable for you. That can be hard to realize. On the other hand, they probably don’t remember that embarrassing thing you did in high school (or they don’t care about it), they notice patterns of behaviors, more than occasional bad days that you have. So those times you feel bad about being ‘off’ with someone, they probably don’t think about them, unless they become frequent. Personally I find that comforting.” — Dboldandthebeautiful

“Some people will hurt you, and they won’t care how you feel about it.” — My_Mykinn

“Bad things can happen to good people. Good things can happen to bad people. It’s unfair. It’s life.” — squid516

I”f you know why you’re acting in an unhealthy way or hurting people, you have to stop explaining it and start figuring out how to fix it.” — Flaccidnips

“Your trauma is not your fault, but it is your responsibility.” — mybi-ass

“Hard work won’t guarantee a thing. But without it, you don’t stand a chance.” — BulldawgHokie

“You can’t get your time back. Stop wasting it. Wasting time looks a lot like (but not exclusively) doing what other people tell you is good use of your time. Do what you want that makes you happy as long as you don’t end up unhealthy and imbalanced. Anyone who tells you that doing something else adds better value to your life is probably only doing so because they’re unhappy with their own choices. Misery loves company.” — I_Am_Clone

“It won’t just happen. I spent a lot of my early 20s being sad and defeatist, feeling sorry for myself. I always coped with this by telling myself that I’d make something of myself eventually, and meet a partner eventually, and be happy eventually. The truth is, eventually doesn’t come if you don’t make it come. Improvement has to be proactive. You CAN end up 40 years old, living with your parents, playing video games all day, and with no motivation. Nothing will prevent that from happening other than you.” — ZombieRichardNixonx

“Nobody is coming to save you. You have to do it yourself.” — FixMyEnglish

“For most of us work is a business transaction. You’re trading your time for money. Your employer isn’t your friend, father or mother, they owe you what they promise to give you in exchange for your time. That’s it. If your work isn’t fulfilling or making you happy, either spend your free time making yourself happy or work somewhere else.” — mmurynec

“A lot of ‘success’ comes down to luck. People can work extremely hard, do everything right, be the most qualified/best person/etc. and they get totally overlooked for someone else. A huge, huge, huge, reason some people are winners and some people are losers is just straight up dumb fucking luck.” — WaterMockasin