You have no control over things like the place you were born, your biological sex, the situation of your family or your skin color. These things will obviously impact your life in major ways.
But while you may not be to blame for your situation, you are always responsible for figuring out how to deal with your situation.
Most people's approach to work motivation goes like this: they wait to be inspired, then they get to work.
But successful people don’t sit around and wait for inspiration. They just show up and get to work.
Everyone is almost certainly wrong about pretty much everything. And we can never be 100% sure we’re right about anything.
We can only learn from our observations and hopefully be a little less wrong.
... not for what you wish it could be.
Appear to human nature rather than railing against it. You can’t change other people’s behavior by appealing to their moral code. The opposite will happen.
... not externally. The modern culture ideas that "more is better" and that "we can have it all" are toxic.
Happiness isn't something you should pursue for its own sake. In fact, trying to “feel good” all the time will only make you feel miserable.
To always have the need to right is to be engulfed by our ego. Anyone can survive a bad idea, stupid mistake or dumb decision as long as we don't cling to the need to be right every time. Every inspiration or idea that comes to your mind might not be right.
“You are either with us or against us!” Oversimplification of options, due to selectively providing a limited set of options and not encompassing other potential options creates a false dichotomy.
Example: Either your name is Ron or your name isn’t Ron is a true dichotomy, as it has two legitimate options. But saying that either your name is Ron, or you are an idiot is a false dichotomy.
You can't change the pH of your body by drinking alkaline water. Your body regulates its blood pH in a very narrow margin. If your pH varied too much, you wouldn't survive.
However, your diet does affect the pH of your urine. Most people's urine is about 6, which is acidic and not a problem. Alkaline may make your urine less acidic, but it doesn't make a difference to your health.