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As a child, you’re taken care of by others. Hence, you assume that someone is responsible for you.
When you grow up, you are responsible for you. So never look at others when you’re unhappy. Instead, accept your unhappiness, and then do something about it.
There’s a big chance the people in your environment don’t strive for the same things as you. Many people live a timid life. People who don’t want anything from life and who spend their time watching tv.
Don’t give your time to those people. You might become one of them.
Most of us have this twisted idea about life. “I want her to treat me this and this way.” Who are you to claim such a thing? And if the other doesn’t live up to our expectations, we flip out or leave.
That’s called conditional love. Strive for the opposite.
When you’re young, you think you have an endless sea of time.
It’s a dangerous sign if you can never be alone.
When you’re always with others, you’re just a product of the other people in your life. Sometimes you need to distance yourself from others. When you’re alone, you have time to know who you are.
Another drink wouldn’t hurt, right? Sleeping in today is not bad, right? I can easily spend $1500 on a new iPhone, right?
The answer is no, no, and NO to every other small decision you think has no impact on your life. The truth is that your life is the result of your small decisions.
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