Struggle is life’s middle name
If everyone could do it, we would all be quantum physicists
An end goal does not a journey make
There’s no certain course to winning/success. See “The alchemist”
Effort ≠ reward.
There’s no guarantee that your efforts will yield positive outcomes. Just because you put your all in it, will not make you a winner. Same thought. Different wording.
Be good for goodness’ sake prepares you for the fact that your efforts more likely than not will not be rewarded, acknowledged or appreciated.
Investments come with risks. Prepare for your losses as much as your wins.
Is it winning if you’ve failed to achieve? Again, see “The alchemist”
There’s not a 1-1 correlation in life, relationships, endeavors…
Life has more negatives, pain, than not. This is why people accentuate the positive. Positive is NOT the norm. Positive takes effort.
If it takes effort, it is not “natural”.
Life sucks. Deal with it. The sooner you accept that, the more accepting you will be when confronted with the reminder
Most people are not rich, only in their minds
Most people aren’t happy ergo the fake it ‘till you make it motto
Happiness is an illusion, people the illusionists (insert platitude)
How do you know you made it when it’s not yet the end? The end is the ultimate
Happiness is as fleeting as people’s emotions
Most people just make do
Most people don’t have everything they’ve ever wanted or worked hard for, again: no guarantee (insert platitude)
If you knew in advance it would lead to pain, despair, a divorce, you’re a masochist
Find what you value, seek it with every breath, otherwise life will suck even more
People will always put themselves first, even those being abused. It comes down to values
Shoving positivity down people’s throat promotes escapism (e.g.: addictions, alcohol, drugs, sex, gaming, sports etc…)
It is easier to fall prey to addictions than accept/face reality/facts
Effort is lauded, acceptance condemned.
Hope is a fallacy
Hope is opium
Hope is a fairytale