6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

Remember, misery is comfortable. It’s why so many people prefer it. Happiness takes effort.

Also, courage. It’s incredibly comforting to know that as long as you don’t create anything in your life, then nobody can attack the thing you created.


From: 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person | Cracked.com.

There’s a great deal of truth to this article. I was that self-pitying “nice-guy” for a long time. I can’t say that I figured all this out on my own and decided to make a change. I happened upon a different path to self-actualization: become responsible for someone else. It’s amazing the personal development you can accomplish when the alternative is failing to support a spouse and children, either monetarily or emotionally. And it really drives home the lesson that kindness and goodness and generally being a worthwhile human being all involve action, not just intentions. As Thich Nhat Hanh says: “My actions are my only true possessions”.

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