Paradoxes Of Life: The Truth Shall Make You Dizzy

  1. People treat others like they treat themselves, and if one cares less about others, the same is done to oneself.
  2. Communication and connectedness increase loneliness and depression as it amplifies feelings of isolation.
  3. Life gives us what we are afraid of, as that is what we think of all the time. If we are afraid of failure, it is bound to happen.
  4. Our expectations about something being difficult or easy make it so. Things feel hard because we auto-suggest ourselves the same.
  5. The more in abundance something is, the less we want it.

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20 Paradoxes That Are True

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Bertrand Russell

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt!"

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  1. The more convinced we are that we are right, the less likely it is. If we are not objective about our own knowledge and perception, we are less likely to understand the other side.
  2. The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.
  3. Change is the only constant.
  4. More options mean less satisfaction. With multiple options, the opportunity cost of not choosing something rises.

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Life Is Paradoxical And Contradictory

Many of life’s important truths are contradictory.

We normally think of contradictions as illogical and therefore useless. But if we prod a bit deeper, we find real wisdom below the surface.

For example, if we hate a certain trait in others, to the point of loathing it, we are in fact insecure and are avoiding the same trait in ourselves.

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  1. A person who cannot trust anyone cannot be trusted.
  2. People protect themselves from being hurt in relationships by hurting their partners.
  3. The more we try to impress people, the less effective it will be.
  4. Success comes from failure.
  5. We should do more of what scares us or puts us in discomfort. It can be public speaking, starting a new company or calling someone for a job.
  6. The more we hanker for life and try to escape death, the less we are able to enjoy life.
  7. Learning is itself paradoxical, and the more we learn, the more we realize that we are not knowing much.

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  1. If we want to be in a relationship, the best way is to not need any relationship and invest in our own learnings, health and happiness.
  2. A display of honesty and vulnerability makes other people think we are great to the point of perfection.
  3. The more we cling to something, the farther it moves away. If something is done due to obligations or prior commitments, and not for the joy of it, it becomes meaningless.
  4. Winning arguments does not convince the other person, as most if not all arguments are not logical but emotional in nature.

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We are very quick to judge others, based on how they look and behave on the outside, but seldom do we care to know what their story might be. Every person has a story, and trying to know it before judging them and dismissing them can help us be better people.

All I want is an open heart on an open road because our growth expands exponentially just outside our comfort zone. When we are pushed past our limits, when we skip over boundaries and are confronted with the unknown, we see things differently. We think more clearly. We learn.

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When you’re not rooted in your own worth, you go out of the way to make others happy. A lack of inner love translates into a need for constant approval and appreciation by others.

To do:

  • Take note of the times you go against your own will and do something you don’t want to do.
  • Start to become aware of this behavior. The first step to ending the people-pleasing game is to acknowledge that you're playing it.
  • You can start to practice standing up for yourself and drawing boundaries where you need to.

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It shows that you two are not comfortable communicating openly and clearly with one another. 

State your feelings and desires openly. And make it clear that the other person is not necessarily responsible or obligated to them but that you’d love to have their support.

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