10 Ways to Realize Your Life Isn’t so Bad

You’re Alive

“We are quick to forget that just being alive is an extraordinary piece of good luck, a remote event, a chance occurrence of monstrous proportions.” — Nassim Taleb

You Have Access to the Internet

“The internet has massively broadened the possible space of careers. Most people haven’t figured this out yet.” — Naval Ravikant

Most of Your Problems Are Purely Psychological

“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.” — Marcus Aurelius

Politicians Are All Basically the Same and the Media is Nonsense

“To be completely cured of newspapers, spend a year reading the previous week’s newspapers.” — Nassim Taleb

You Are in the One Percent

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” — Mahatma Gandhi

You Have Talent

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” — Dr. Suess

You’re Capable No Matter What

“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” — Thomas Edison

Society is Pretty Good

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” — Thomas Sowell

Your Current Reality is Fluid

Success is entirely accessible, even if you happen to be a huge screw-up 95 percent of the time. — Scott Adams

Your Bases Are Covered

“The root of suffering is attachment.” — The Buddha

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