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These 20 Sarcastic Pictures Will Make You Rethink The Way We Live

These 20 Sarcastic Pictures Will Make You Rethink The Way We Live

Chances are you may have seen some of John Holcroft’s work before, as many of his thought-provoking illustrations have gone viral in the past. “My self-promotional work gives me a chance to experiment with my style and poke fun at various aspects of modern life and politics,” John has written on his Tumblr. Check out some of his work below and let us know – which of these wonderfully clever and sarcastic pictures do you find the most appealing or accurate?

1. Happiness Kit

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    Is there anything extra you’d place in your happiness kit?

    2. Fast Food Again And Again

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      A big mac takes us minutes to eat but what it leaves in our body may take years to get rid of…

      3. Everything Everywhere

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        It’s super convenient to have everything in one smartphone. But once we lose it we may find it much harder to live. Do you remember any of your loved ones’ phone numbers?

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        4. The True Meaning Of Christmas?

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          Are we celebrating Christmas or consumerism?

          5. Packed Like Sardines

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            Sardines are packed in cans to earn money while we pay to be packed like sardines.

            6. Under The Influence

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              Does alcohol really have such a huge effect on our lives?

              7. Rooted

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                We know watching TV may not be really that funny but it seems that something makes us rooted to the seats. When was the last time you exercised?

                8. Food Inc.

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                  Have you ever grown your own food?

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                  9. Disposable

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                    Are you like anyone else in your workplace and can be disposed of anytime?

                    10. Always Outsourced

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                      Outsourcing is so common now as it can save money. Even workers are detached and are like products which can be sold anytime.

                      11. Feed Your Facebook Ego

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                        Why do you really use Facebook? To communicate with friends? Or to maintain your self-image?

                        12. The Middle Men

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                          Who’s to blame?

                          13. Income Turns Into Waste Immediately

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                            We always spend faster than we earn.

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                            14. Snakes Are Ladders

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                              If there is no snake, is it still a must to climb the ladder?

                              15. Body And Mind Being Separate Entities

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                                Physically we may be trapped but inside our mind we can fly freely. Can both of our bodies and minds be free?

                                16. High Pressure

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                                  Are we put under too much pressure to meet the standards set by society?

                                  17. Apple

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                                    What does an apple signify to you?

                                    18. Rooted Again

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                                      When was the last time you actually played a game with another human in person?

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                                      19. Grow Your Own: Town

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                                        What makes society grow?

                                        20. Working Together

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                                          Do you get on with your colleagues? Many employees no doubt have some sort of friction in the workplace.

                                          Images: John Holcroft

                                          Featured photo credit: John Holcroft via johnholcroft.com

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                                          19 Definitions Of Success You Should Never Ignore

                                          19 Definitions Of Success You Should Never Ignore

                                          What is success?

                                          Is it wealth? Is it happiness? Is it fame?

                                          The late Zig Ziglar was one of the most respected modern day experts on success, motivation, and leading a balanced life. In his book Born to Win!, he argues that success cannot be defined in one sentence, but instead it is comprised of many things. One could argue that the definition depends on the individual and that one size does not fit all[1].

                                          Here are 19 different definitions of success. Not all of these will resonate with you, but chances are at least a few of them will. Use these or find inspiration here to create your own definition of success that can be applied to your unique life.

                                          1. Success is always doing your best.

                                          Success can be achieved when you try your best in all aspects of everything you do, even if that doesn’t lead to big results. If you’ve done your best, you should feel proud of your efforts.

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                                          2. Success is properly setting concrete goals.

                                          Be realistic and concrete when setting goals. Success does not come from setting abstract goals. If you know where you’re heading, that is a success in itself, even if you don’t ultimately arrive to the planned destination.

                                          3. Success is having a place to call home.

                                          Home is where your heart soars. You are always successful when you can call a place home. Home doesn’t have to be a specific structure. It can be a country, a city, or even a person. If you have a place you feel comfortable and safe, you’re already achieving something great.

                                          4. Success is understanding the difference between need and want.

                                          If you can meet your monthly obligations and fulfill your basic needs, you are successful. Being able to identify when you absolutely need something and when you can do without it often leads to financial stability and is a great way to succeed.

                                          5. Success is believing you can.

                                          If you believe you can, you will succeed. Self-belief doesn’t come naturally to everyone, so if you’re able to tell yourself that you can achieve the goals in your plans, you’re doing great.

                                          6. Success is remembering to balance work with passion.

                                          Work without passion creates undue stress and empty achievements. Focus on what excites you. If you’re happy at your job, that’s great. However, even if you aren’t, you can balance your formal job with hobbies or volunteer work you’re passionate about.

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                                          7. Success is taking care of your needs.

                                          Remember to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others. Self-care is essential if you want to have any meaningful impact on the world around you.

                                          8. Success is learning that you sometimes have to say no.

                                          Success only comes with a balanced life. Part of balance is learning to say no. Saying no doesn’t mean you are selfish; it simply means you have priorities and know what you need to give your attention to at any given time.

                                          9. Success is knowing your life is filled with abundance.

                                          Love, health, friends, family…life is filled with abundance. Recognizing this is an important step to feeling grateful for all life has given you. If you can feel this, you are already experiencing success.

                                          10. Success is understanding you cannot keep what you don’t give away.

                                          You will only succeed if you help others succeed. Learning to give instead of always take is part of creating a world we all want to live in. When you help others, you will also create an environment where others want to help you.

                                          11. Success is overcoming fear.

                                          Conquering a fear makes you feel invincible. Even if it’s confronting just one small fear each week, that is certainly something to feel proud of. The bigger fears will take more time, but any work you do to overcome fear will lead to success.

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                                          12. Success is learning something new each day.

                                          Successful people understand that learning never stops. Take time each day to converse with someone with opposing views, read an interesting article on a topic you know little about, or watch a TED talk on new research. It doesn’t take long to learn, so get started now.

                                          13. Success is learning that losing a few battles can help you win a war.

                                          Successful people choose their battles wisely. When you know which battles will ultimately help you achieve your goals, you will be successful.

                                          14. Success is loving and being loved back.

                                          Opening your heart to others is difficult and can produce fear. Having the courage to love and accept love from others is a step toward a fulfilling life and great success.

                                          15. Success is standing your ground when you believe in something.

                                          Successful people never give up on things they believe with all their heart. You may hold views that many people disagree with, but if you’ve done your research and know that it’s the right belief for you, you shouldn’t let it go without a fight.

                                          16. Success is not giving up.

                                          Perseverance creates grit, and grit achieves success. Even if it takes years to achieve a goal, persisting is key if you want success.

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                                          17. Success is celebrating small victories.

                                          Anytime a goal is reached or an obstacle is overcome, take time to celebrate, even if it’s something small. All goals require smaller objectives to be achieved first, so each time you complete one, take time to appreciate the work you put into it.

                                          18. Success is never letting a disability hold you back.

                                          Disabilities do not define a person’s success. The body and mind will compensate. Just because you can’t do absolutely everything doesn’t mean you can’t do something. Do what your body and mind allow and always push yourself. That is true success.

                                          19. Success is understanding that you control your destiny.

                                          Your destiny is controlled by you and you alone. Take responsibility for your actions and their consequences and you’ll find that you naturally become more successful.

                                          The Bottom Line

                                          Success can be defined in many ways. If you are experiencing happiness, love, or adventure in this moment, you’ve already found success. Keep it up.

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