If there was ever a lesson you needed in life, this is it right here.
Put down the self-help books, stop attending seminars, stop asking people on Reddit, Yahoo Answers, Facebook, or Twitter. Just read the damn title of this post.
It is all you need to know about life and all about the people you will encounter in life.
People are scum, people have been scum, people will continue to be scum, and this will not fucking stop for the rest of eternity, or for however long humankind remains on this planet before they kill themselves off of it.
People take each other for granted. And ironically social media has really amplified and magnified just how much people do take each other for granted.
The number of friends they claim to have is just a number. Do you think they seriously give a damn about 20,439 people? Or even 10 percent of that, which is a little less than 2,044 people?
Social media brings more people together but it also brings a lot more of the charades, the duplicity, and the dishonesty we could really do without. But that’s what makes social media so great, right? Because it brings more people together?
A lot of this crap stands out to me much more than it seems to do for others, either because I have a keen eye for BS, or because I wear my heart on my sleeve. But this is crap I can do without.
In life you will have glorious epiphanies without fanfare where you realize things about the people you know. By “epiphanies,” I do mean they happen more than once. A lot more than once. No matter how many times they happen, you will likely re-evaluate the people in life. And if certain people elicit a lot of negative reactions or feelings when those certain people don’t mean a whole lot to you, it’s time to make some decisions and changes.
With changes come conflict. Maybe you don’t want to create an awkward aura with the person. Or, you really have had enough and you want to put your foot down.
Whatever you decide, if it’s a decision or you choose to forge a system of decisions, buy into it. If you’re gonna believe in something, go out there and believe in it 100 percent and do not waver, not even for a second.
Be true to yourselves and be even more true when more things become false. Don’t believe the lie, clutch the lie, or embrace the lie—unless you want to become a lie.