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30 Unconventional And Wise Quotes About Hard Truths Of Life

30 Unconventional And Wise Quotes About Hard Truths Of Life

Yes! The biographies of great people who took on the daunting task of changing the world are truly inspiring, their stories of courage and sacrifice fill our veins with adrenaline and make us believe we can change the world on our own. Unfortunately, sometimes everything isn’t so wonderful; the real world is much less dramatic and even more unforgiving.

As we grow up, we realize that the world does not revolve around us and our tenacious effort to make the world better place are no better than the futile labor of Sisyphus who rolled the stone all the way atop a hill only to watch it fall on its weight till eternity.

There are myriads of feel-good quotes on internet which make you feel optimistic and give you positive vibes about life but the majority of these are utopian concepts and barely applicable in day to day life.

On the list below are 30 unorthodox but realistic quotes about the hard truths of life.

1. It is important, but hard work doesn’t always guarantee success.

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    2. Do not wait for miracles, you won’t be getting any.

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      3. You do understand the risks of trying something out of the box and trying to do extraordinary things in life, right?

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        4. No! You’re not Clint Eastwood in the Western movies.

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          5. Going through tough times does not necessarily always mean you’ll be having it easy any time soon, it might also mean tougher times are ahead.

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            6. In case you’re thinking experience will help you solve the riddles of life…

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              7. At least you’ll find solace.

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                8. Might as well give it a try.

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                  9. You might save yourself from frustrations.

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                    10. Hey! Just don’t lose hope okay!

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                      11. You can always save yourself from further embarrassments.

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                        12. Patience is not always a virtue.

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                          13. Being different does not always mean you are useful.

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                            14. Untried and untested – well you look brand new.

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                              15. Sometimes it’s better to never get out of comfort zone, doing things like forming your own company might not work as well as sticking with your job.

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                                16. Remember it could just easily have been you.

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                                  17. Strong determination won’t get you things out of your reach.

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                                    18. There is no point in crying over stupid people.

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                                      19. Respect isn’t only a virtue for friends.

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                                        20. Life is not always fair.

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                                          21. Seize the day HUH!!

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                                            22. Well, in case you think stupid people do not mount to anything.

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                                              23. Well, not because you are passionate or anything…

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                                                24. Taking risk is not always adventurous.

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                                                  25. Accept it! You cannot always give your 100%.

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                                                    26. Your success is what you make of it.

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                                                      27. Eventually people get bored of marriage.

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                                                        28. Well! Being optimistic does not magically creates a better idea.

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                                                          29. Who says lying in couch all day eating junk food is bad?

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                                                            30. Because a job well done is begging to be undone.

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                                                              Life is not so straightforward that if we just do everything right and follow a certain path, we are guaranteed to succeed. Many parameters come into life and even though we don’t want to believe, we are not in complete control of our life and destiny.

                                                              … Which is not to say that we should not do anything about our dreams and leave everything in the hand of the circumstances we have to face. The point of this post is that we should always have a realistic view into life and keep ourselves levelheaded.

                                                              Keeping many ambitions can lead us to plenty of frustrations and often, self-inflicted pain. We should understand that we can’t control everything and it’s alright even when things don’t work out as we might have planned. Letting go of things is a great virtue, indeed. Hope this article helps you in some way!

                                                              Featured photo credit: Hard Life (TetNinja) via tentninja.files.wordpress.com

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                                                              How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                                              How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                                              We are given life with many opportunities to make it everything we want it to be and more. If you find that you’ve slipped into living a boring life, it’s time to take a hard look at what you’ve been doing and what you can start doing now to make it more interesting.

                                                              Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list can definitely make any day or life more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                                                              Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaningful) one!

                                                              1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                                                              Imagine being a young child. Life was never boring, was it? That’s because children harness every ounce of creativity they have in order to try new things.

                                                              What would your 7-year-old self want to do in this moment? Maybe they’d pick up a paintbrush and try to paint the landscape around them. May they would go outside and build something with random materials around the yard. Maybe they would raid the fridge and put together a dish they’ve never seen before.

                                                              Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play and use your creativity to its fullest.

                                                              2. Go Play With Kids

                                                              Speaking of little kids, if you have your own (or a niece or nephew), go play with them!

                                                              Kids are absolutely hilarious, so it’s simply impossible to be bored when you’re around them. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                                                              3. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                                                              You’ll need at least one buddy for this, but this is a great way to avoid a boring life. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one, and (if it feels right) call the person.

                                                              You could spark an incredible catch-up session or, at the very least, remind someone that you’re thinking of them. Neither are boring.

                                                              4. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                                                              This is a great part of a gratitude practice. We often forget to thank the people who do things for us, especially if we have come to expect those things. For example, have you ever thought about thanking your mom for that weekly phone call? Or thanking your sister for always sending you a homemade gift on your birthday?

                                                              Take time to think of at least 5 people you would like to say thank you to and write out a card. You could even write them out for random people in your neighborhood, like the local librarian, a teacher at your child’s school, or the accountant at your bank.

                                                              Anyone and everyone appreciates being thanked for their efforts.

                                                              5. Sign up for a Class

                                                              Nowadays, there are classes for everything. To make it as interesting as possible, try finding one that you wouldn’t normally consider doing, like salsa lessons, improv, or boxing.

                                                              Otherwise, try to find a course on something you’ve always wanted to learn, like pottery, photography, or a foreign language course.

                                                              What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people, which will add even more interest to your life!

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                                                              6. Talk to Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                                                              We often underestimate how interesting the elderly are. You can rest assured that any elderly person you talk to will not have had a boring life! Take some time to talk to them and hear their interesting stories. You may even find that this motivates you to go out and find your own interesting experiences.

                                                              7. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                                                              Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage. If you’re not into comedy, find an open mic that focuses on reading poetry or short stories and bring your own. These groups tend to be incredibly supportive for anyone who is willing to be brave enough to get up and try.

                                                              8. Do Something for Someone Else

                                                              Showing kindness automatically makes you feel good, but doing these small acts will also help to ensure that you don’t have a boring life. Try doing one or two things each week that are outside your normal routine.

                                                              For example, you could make a batch of cookies for the mailperson or help your elderly neighbor organize one of their rooms. There are a million ways to show kindness to those around you. Tap into your creativity and find your own or use some of the ideas from the image below[1].

                                                              Do random acts of kindness to avoid living a boring life.

                                                                9. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                                                                If you have your own place, there is always a project that needs to get done. Many people simply pay for someone else to do it in order to avoid the hassle, but taking on a DIY project can make a boring life much more interesting.

                                                                It doesn’t have to be super complicated. Maybe you repaint an old vase or build a spice shelf out of used pallets.

                                                                If you need ideas, you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

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                                                                10. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                                                                This will give you something to look forward to. One study actually found that most travelers are happiest before a vacation[2]. Therefore, simply planning a trip will boost your mood, even if you can’t actually take the vacation right now.

                                                                Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is also fun and relaxing!

                                                                11. Go People Watching

                                                                Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops, and train stations are great for this!) and just observe[3].

                                                                People are infinitely interesting. Try to imagine what their lives are like, what they’re thinking, or where they’re going. You’ll never know if you’re right, but it will give you something to focus on and also help you practice empathy.

                                                                12. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                                                                You can try that new Moroccan restaurant down the street and pick the most interesting dish on the menu. Or, you can raid your own fridge and throw together a dish you’ve never made before.

                                                                If you’re up for a trip to the grocery store, try picking up a new fruit or veggie from the produce section. You may find a new food that you love!

                                                                13. Dance

                                                                You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                                                                If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public or join a flash mob.

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                                                                14. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                                                                Reading a good book can keep you occupied for hours. It will also transport you to a life that isn’t your own, and one that likely will be the opposite of a boring life. You’ll be amazed by what you can learn from those pages.

                                                                Pick on of these inspirational books to start reading: 10 Best Inspirational Books That Can Change Your Life

                                                                15. Spend Some Time With People You Care About

                                                                Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. Call up a friend you haven’t seen in a while, or bring a coffee over to your parent’s place and catch up. They’ll appreciate the gesture, and you’ll avoid boredom.

                                                                16. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to

                                                                Some people are bored by museums, so if that’s you, skip to the next one. However, if you love art, history, or culture, this one is for you!

                                                                17. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                                                                This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                                                                Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then, start taking your first step to make it happen.

                                                                Now, go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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                                                                Reference

                                                                [1] FECAVA: Random Acts of Kindness
                                                                [2] Applied Research in Quality of Life: Vacationers Happier, but Most not Happier After a Holiday
                                                                [3] Psychology Today: The Expert’s Guide to People Watching

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