Friday, November 12, 2010

My 20 Truths

It's been a while since I've jumped on the meme in honor of it being the end of the week and me being officially tired of talking/writing/thinking about social media, I'm following in Amber Naslund's footsteps and throwing down my 20 truths:

  1. You only live once. No, really. If you mess something up or do something you regret, just remember at least you had the privilege of experiencing whatever it was and no matter how hard or crappy it may have been, it somehow made you wiser or stronger or more resilient.
  2. Today's "influencers" or rock stars or what have you will fade and be replaced by people who are current "nobodies." So next time you are about to dismiss someone because you think they don't matter, think twice. This applies online and in real life.
  3. Good health is truly the only thing that matters...just ask someone who doesn't have it. Take care of yourself, mentally and physically.
  4. Kids grow up fast. Really fast. And they don't understand the meaning of "quality time"--they just want your regular time and attention, and lots of it.
  5. If you're in a situation that seems unbearable and don't think you're strong enough or brave enough to make a change, you are. And you owe it to yourself to do it. You will not regret it.
  6. You can't please all people all the time--so align yourself with people who think you're great and ignore the people who don't.
  7. People who look perfect aren't. 
  8. A job is just a job. If yours saps your energy or takes away from your enjoyment of life, find a new one.
  9. Don't pay attention when people say "never do X". X may equal "burn a bridge" or "eat white bread" or billions of other things...if it makes sense for you to do X, then do it.
  10. Magical thinking totally works. But only if you absolutely believe that it does.
  11. If you take yourself too seriously life isn't fun--and everyone will probably think you're a douchebag.
  12. "You get what you pay for" is absolutely not true. There's a lot of expensive shit out there and it's not always better because it costs more.
  13. Preparation H does not get rid of under-eye bags. That's a myth. But if your'e going to try it, make sure to use the clear gel and not the cream that smells like fish oil.
  14. True love actually does exist.
  15. Not to be morbid, but one of the most profound things I read this year was by someone who had attempted suicide a number of times who ultimately realized "your life is not yours to take." 
  16. Depression is an illness as real as any physical one and willpower cannot cure it, as nice as that would be. 
  17. There are no guarantees in life. 
  18. Relying on the attention and admiration of others for self-esteem is not a good idea, or a sustainable way to live. If you're ok with yourself, that's all that matters.
  19. If you want something, you have to ask for it. People aren't mind readers.
  20. You can't change people. I know, it sucks, but save yourself the effort and don't waste time trying because it won't work.
Ok, your turn...what are your 20 truths? 

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