These Line Graphs That Sum Up Our Lives Will Surely Resonate With You

These Line Graphs That Sum Up Our Lives Will Surely Resonate With You

If I’d need you to sum up your life and present it to everyone, how’d you do that? With an article of over 10,000 words or with 100 photos of your life?

Come to think of it, we can describe much of our lives in simple line graphs.

For example, our height:


    And when we fall asleep:


      Which means this line graph is all over the place:


        At least family life remains consistent (after our teens):


          When it comes to drinking, the line graph gets a little more colorful:


            And when we examine our blood pressure over the years, it’s spike after spike:


              Plus, our careers also take a toll:


                That’s why, when life gets too crazy, we need to curl up with a sure thing:


                  Children’s programming always lightens the mood too:


                    Even at our lowest, may we never do this (except once):


                      Still, plenty of life’s greatest truths have no timeline at all.


                        What’s true happiness?


                          Let’s try again.


                            Still following this blog post? Remarkable!


                              Which line graph resonates with you the most?

                              Danny Rubin is the creator and writer of News To Live By, a blog that highlights the career advice “hidden” in the day’s top stories. Danny’s columns, essentially, are life hacks. He shows us how any news story can actually make us better at our lives. Follow the blog @NewsToLiveBy or subscribe to the e-newsletter.

                              These Line Graphs Perfectly Sum Up our Lives from Start to Finish | NEWS TO LIVE BY

                              More by this author

                              Anna Chui

                              Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the editor of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

                              How Self Doubt Keeps You Stuck (And How to Overcome It) 30 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives How to Detect a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing The Desire to Be Liked Will End You up Feeling More Rejected Why a Life Without Pain Is the Guarantee to True Suffering

                              Trending in Communication

                              1 50 Ways To Show Her You Love Her 2 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do 3 Why Am I Not Happy? 5 Steps to Figure Out the Reason 4 9 Things to Remember When You Had a Bad Day 5 How to Use a 5 Minute Journal to Invest in Your Happiness

                              Read Next


                              Last Updated on August 12, 2019

                              13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

                              13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

                              Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

                              Take a look at these 13 things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become mentally stronger.

                              1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

                              Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.

                              2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power

                              They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.


                              3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change

                              Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.

                              4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control

                              You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.

                              5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone

                              Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

                              6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks

                              They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action.


                              7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past

                              Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it.

                              However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future.

                              8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over

                              Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future.

                              9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success

                              Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.


                              10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure

                              Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.

                              11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time

                              Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive.

                              They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

                              12. They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them Anything

                              Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits.


                              13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results

                              Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.

                              More About Mental Strength

                              Featured photo credit: Candice Picard via

                              Read Next