On even the darkest days, birds sing and flowers bloom.
The world carries on regardless of what happens to you.
- Some days are hard.
- Other days are terrible.
- Many days you just can’t seem to win.
In a nutshell, that’s just life. Nature is optimized to ensure the best possible solution for everyone and everything, not just you. That means while your day may be terrible—the world’s just fine.
So the lesson here is to be careful what you complain about. This doesn’t mean that you weren’t wronged or that the system isn’t stacked against you. What it means is that you won’t waste time complaining about reality. You’ll take decisive actions to improve your life rather than taking no action and begrudge it. Nothing will change if you do nothing.
There is a difference between hardship and inconvenience. A flat tire, a speeding ticket, the flu and a pink slip are all really just events in your life. These events are insignificant to the world in the grand scheme of things, but to you they seem all-important.
Try and unlearn this self-centered approach to life. It’s disadvantageous to your wellbeing because it encourages you to bemoan hardship rather than shrug it off.
Life sucks. Then you die. Get over it. —L. Trumble
I’m not quite as harsh in my own words, but Trumble is right. Life is hard. Don’t complain about your experiences—overcome them. Before you know it, your life will be over soon enough. Make choices that encourage your personal growth, development and success now. We never know when when our time will be up.