What are some painful truths about life
3 painful truths about life that we forget too soon
Last update: April 18, 2017
Aldous Huxley once said: "Facts don't cease to exist just because you ignore them." In fact, the fact that we don't want to face reality doesn't imply that things are going to change. However, we have a chance to adapt if we accept reality. But we forget some of these painful truths far too soon.
It doesn't matter if you had a long life or a short life. You must have learned a valuable lesson in a painful way - direct or indirect. Every now and then it does us good to be reminded of these truths we learned the hard way. And also to those we have seen others suffer from.
It's not about living in fear. But it's also not about pretending that life is endless and that we are always able to enjoy the things we have right now. Truths can hurt, but they can also help us keep our feet on the ground. And above all, they allow us to fully enjoy the present moment.
1. Being busy is not the same as being productive
We all need a goal in life, or at least we should have one. Our goals require hard work and effort. To be productive is to work towards these goals. Something we must not forget is the fact that doing something does not imply that said occupation brings us closer to what we yearn for.
Many people spend the day doing things. They fill their schedules with activities and spend hours in front of their computer screens. But you don't necessarily have to do a lot to achieve a goal. You just have to do what is necessary. The problem with this is that these very things are often difficult and complicated. And it's often easier to do other things that might be sold under the same name.
If you want to achieve anything in life, then you have to be really productive. You need to think about what to do and do it effectively. Read about how you can do certain things, plan your future, and talk about what you will do. Do things to try them out to see what works in the first place. But if you want to go further and achieve a lot, then you have to take more steps.
And in the end it is not what you did to achieve a certain thing that counts, but what you actually achieved. It doesn't matter whether you've worked hard or invested many hours or a lot of money, what will you felt or what you said or thought. Stop doing things just for the sake of doing something and start acting responsibly, being aware of your time and actions.
2. Every success is preceded by failure
Making mistakes is human, and that is one of the most important truths. Some are inevitable, others just occur because certain factors were not considered or were not considered important. It does not matter. If you seek support in your mistakes, you will learn lessons that you cannot find anywhere else.
If you learn from your mistakes, you will improve. Only when you blame yourself for your mistakes and blame yourself will you actually fail. Because that is what keeps you from moving on.
In order to learn from a mistake, it is necessary to forgive yourself and not be ashamed. Instead, you should see it as a starting point. Every great spirit has failed at some point. As long as you don't give up, nothing is completely lost.
The difference between the master and the apprentice is the number of times both have failed. The master has failed much more often. The more mistakes you make, the more opportunities you will have to learn. And that's why you'll know more too.
3. Life is very short
The average human life expectancy is a little over eighty years. In some areas or cultures this average is slightly higher or lower. In any case, ten or twenty years is nothing compared to the thousands of years of human history and the millions of years of history of the universe.
Death gets us all. The world and history will go on. However, when someone steps out of our life, we experience tremendous astonishment and horror. Even if it is an expected death, something will change within us.
How many things are there that the deceased wanted to say or do? How many things will she miss? How many more things did you want to say to her, but didn't you? How many things do you think you could have changed for her?
Many people realize that as they approach death, they have made a lot of mistakes. That they let a lot of possibilities fly by, that they didn't live freely. They notice that they have always been guided by their surroundings. Our time in this world is short. But it's just long enough if we take full advantage of it when we live by our values and try to grow as people - with the awareness of who we are and what we do.
The greatest loss does not come when we strive, but when we let opportunities to live fully pass us by.
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