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15 Facts About Life That Are Hilariously True, Some Of Them Are Thought-Provoking

15 Facts About Life That Are Hilariously True, Some Of Them Are Thought-Provoking

These graphs can tell you the truths of our lives, some of them are really hilarious ones while the others will lead you to carefully think about the way we lead our lives these days.

1. How Long A Human Can Live Without…

live without

    Since when we got harder to live without the internet? Sometimes I do wonder how we used to live without the internet, didn’t we still figure out how to communicate with people without our smartphones or computer, and how to find the way to a place without GPS?

    2. The Biggest Lies On The Internet

    lies on the internet

      Admit it, it happens all the time. What you say in a text message is not exactly what you mean or how you feel. Did you really laugh out really loud the last time you typed LOL?

      3. Birthday Greetings On Your Facebook Wall

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      birthday greetings

        The awkward moment you forgot where you met that person who just wrote happy birthday on your Facebook wall – does this ring a bell to you?

        4. Instagramatical Hierarchy of Needs

        instagram

          What’s the intention of showing edited photos on Instagram? What’s the need that people crave for?

          5. About Online Dating

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            On one hand, people encourage you to go online dating because it’s really common nowadays; on the other hand, you’re reluctant to tell others that your date was met online because you don’t want others to think that you’re not good at networking in real life.

            6. How Long “Never” Lasts

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            never lasts

              Above are just some of the common cases in life, I bet you can think of more examples in which you said you’d never do something again but then oops you did it again! The first time you do something wrong may be a mistake, but it’s your choice if you’re doing this for the second time.

              7. Salary Index

              salary

                What was your aspiration when you were small? Why it’s changed as you grow up? Reality is kind of cruel sometimes as shown in the above graph, but I still believe that with your persistence and passion, you’ll succeed with what you like doing one day.

                8. Content of Women’s Magazines

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                  Okay, so the media is telling you to be yourself and accept your faults, but at the same time things about how to lose weight are all over it. Women (and men), do you realize how much the media’s shaping your daily life?

                  9. The Evolution of Digital Media

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                    What are we reading now? Advertisements or real knowledge and information? Since when ads have been more important than knowledge?

                    10. Your Knowledge of The Traffic Laws

                    traffic law

                      This applies not only to knowledge of the traffic laws, in fact, we lose most of our knowledge as we graduated (especially if your career is nothing related to what you studied before). But is knowledge supposed to be lost in our brain this way?

                      11. Guide To Laundry Symbols

                      laundry guide

                        I think this is a sweet one! I know everyone of us should really know all these laundry guide symbols, but mom really has already known these all. We love our moms, don’t we?

                        12. Hollywood Movies 
                        hollywood movies

                          Robocop, Man of Steel, Amazing Spiderman….you know what I’m talking about here. I thought we’re getting smarter, where has our creativity gone?

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                          13. Job Titles

                          job title

                            Sometimes, I do wonder the reason of having such complicated job titles these days. Is it really because of the change of job nature or the way we see job titles now?

                            14. Opening Hours of Banks

                            band opening hour

                              This really is one of the funniest things. Only those who don’t need to work full-time can go to the bank. Who do banks serve?

                              15. Simple Improvements to the Current Calendar Week

                              calendar week

                                This is just a joke of course, but I bet most of us would love to have a calendar week like this.

                                All the above graphs are from True Facts | Kind of Normal.

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                                Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                Boundaries are limits

                                —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                • When do you feel disrespected?
                                • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                • When do you want to be alone?
                                • How much space do you need?

                                You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                Sample language:

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                                • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                Final Thoughts

                                Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                                Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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