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30 Unconventional And Wise Quotes About Hard Truths Of Life

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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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                                                              10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

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                                                              10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

                                                              We all fall into the trap of judging a person’s character by their appearance. How wrong we are! All too often, the real character of the person only appears when some negative event hits them or you. Then you may see a toxic person emerging from the ruins and it is often a shock.

                                                              A truly frightening example is revealed in the book by O’Toole in Bowman called Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Instincts Betray Us. A perfectly respectable, charming, well dressed neighbor was found to have installed a torture chamber in his garage where he was systematically abusing kidnapped women. This is an extreme example, but it does show how we can be totally deceived by a person’s physical appearance, manners and behavior.

                                                              So, what can you do? You want to be able to assess personal qualities when you come into contact with colleagues, fresh acquaintances and new friends who might even become lifelong partners. You want to know if they are:

                                                              • honest
                                                              • reliable
                                                              • competent
                                                              • kind and compassionate
                                                              • capable of taking the blame
                                                              • able to persevere
                                                              • modest and humble
                                                              • pacific and can control anger.

                                                              The secret is to reserve judgment and take your time. Observe them in certain situations; look at how they react. Listen to them talking, joking, laughing, explaining, complaining, blaming, praising, ranting, and preaching. Only then will you be able to judge their character. This is not foolproof, but if you follow the 10 ways below, you have a pretty good chance of not ending up in an abusive relationship.

                                                              1. Is anger a frequent occurrence?

                                                              All too often, angry reactions which may seem to be excessive are a sign that there are underlying issues. Do not think that every person who just snaps and throws his/her weight around mentally and physically is just reacting normally. Everyone has an occasional angry outburst when driving or when things go pear-shaped.

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                                                              But if this is almost a daily occurrence, then you need to discover why and maybe avoid that person. Too often, anger will escalate to violent and aggressive behavior. You do not want to be near someone who thinks violence can solve personal or global problems.

                                                              2. Can you witness acts of kindness?

                                                              How often do you see this person being kind and considerate? Do they give money to beggars, donate to charity, do voluntary work or in some simple way show that they are willing to share the planet with about 7 billion other people?

                                                              I was shocked when a guest of mine never showed any kindness to the weak and disadvantaged people in our town. She was ostensibly a religious person, but I began to doubt the sincerity of her beliefs.

                                                              “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

                                                              Abigail Van Buren

                                                              3. How does this person take the blame?

                                                              Maybe you know that s/he is responsible for a screw-up in the office or even in not turning up on time for a date. Look at their reaction. If they start blaming other colleagues or the traffic, well, this is an indication that they are not willing to take responsibility for their mistakes.

                                                              4. Don’t use Facebook as an indicator.

                                                              You will be relieved to know that graphology (the study of that forgotten skill of handwriting) is no longer considered a reliable test of a person’s character. Neither is Facebook stalking, fortunately. A study showed that Facebook use of foul language, sexual innuendo and gossip were not reliable indicators of a candidate’s character or future performance in the workplace.

                                                              5. Read their emails.

                                                              Now a much better idea is to read the person’s emails. Studies show that the use of the following can indicate certain personality traits:

                                                              • Too many exclamation points may reveal a sunny disposition
                                                              • Frequent errors may indicate apathy
                                                              • Use of smileys is the only way a person can smile at you
                                                              • Use of the third person may reveal a certain formality
                                                              • Too many question marks can show anger
                                                              • Overuse of capital letters is regarded as shouting. They are a definite no-no in netiquette, yet a surprising number of  people still use them.

                                                              6. Watch out for the show offs.

                                                              Listen to people as they talk. How often do they mention their achievements, promotions, awards and successes? If this happens a lot, it is a sure indication that this person has an over-inflated view of his/her achievements. They are unlikely to be modest or show humility. What a pity!  Another person to avoid.

                                                              7. Look for evidence of perseverance.

                                                              A powerful indicator of grit and tenacity is when a person persists and never gives up when they really want to achieve a life goal. Look for evidence of them keeping going in spite of enormous difficulties.

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                                                              Great achievements by scientists and inventors all bear the hallmark of perseverance. We only have to think of Einstein, Edison (who failed thousands of times) and Nelson Mandela to get inspiration. The US Department of Education is in no doubt about how grit, tenacity and perseverance will be key success factors for youth in the 21st century.

                                                              8. Their empathy score is high.

                                                              Listen to how they talk about the less fortunate members of our society such as the poor, immigrants and the disabled. Do you notice that they talk in a compassionate way about these people? The fact that they even mention them is a strong indicator of empathy.

                                                              People with zero empathy will never talk about the disadvantaged. They will rarely ask you a question about a difficult time or relationship. They will usually steer the conversation back to themselves. These people have zero empathy and in extreme cases, they are psychopaths who never show any feelings towards their victims.

                                                              9. Learn how to be socially interactive.

                                                              We are social animals and this is what makes us so uniquely human. If a person is isolated or a loner, this may be a negative indicator of their character. You want to meet a person who knows about trust, honesty and loyalty. The only way to practice these great qualities is to actually interact socially. The great advantage is that you can share problems and celebrate success and joy together.

                                                              “One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.”

                                                              Stendhal

                                                               10. Avoid toxic people.

                                                              These people are trying to control others and often are failing to come to terms with their own failures. Typical behavior and conversations may concern:

                                                              • Envy or jealousy
                                                              • Criticism of partners, colleagues and friends
                                                              • Complaining about their own lack of success
                                                              • Blaming others for their own bad luck or failure
                                                              • Obsession with themselves and their problems

                                                              Listen to these people talk and you will quickly discover that you need to avoid them at all costs because their negativity will drag you down. In addition, as much as you would like to help them, you are not qualified to do so.

                                                              Now, having looked at some of the best ways to judge a person, what about yourself? How do others see you? Why not take Dr. Phil’s quiz and find out. Can you bear it?

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