Beneficial Words of Wisdom

Do not be afraid to use your own thinking when you have a decision to make. Always relying on other people and sources may consequence in the decrease of one’s ability to think and compose independently and freely from external opinion.

On the other hand, always respect the opinions of others. The advancement of the mind and of the intellect is made out of controversy and skepticism. Even when there is a disagreement, it possible nevertheless to accept that other people think differently from you. Who knows, perhaps you’ll find some random opinion useful sometime in the future. Do not block your ears from resources that can potentially contribute to yourself and to your ambitions you wish to achieve in life.

Always respect the authorities, even if you find them and their policies irrational. Even when there is a possible clash, it is always needed to take in mind that the authorities are there to serve the citizenry, the public order and the security of the country. It is possible (if you live in a democracy) to state your disagreement with the law by words of complaint, and violence is not recommended if one wishes to stay free from imprisonment and harm.

Revenge on others is futile when it is possible to accept and acknowledge the issue, take responsibility, grow up mentally and forgive the one who made you resent them, and find other things, gradually, to put your mind into.

Fun does not always ensure health, security and validity. Be careful not to give up to fun temptations and seductions if they may hurt you or others whom you appreciate in the future. There are alternatives for fun that are of no harm and of no danger (regardless of the aspect or aspects the danger is based upon).

Always be thankful for those who helped you and promoted you in life. Human beings are not tools of chess. They are entities with thoughts and feelings of their own, that might either make you pay or cause you to feel shame and regret.

Some things are indeed unfixable, and therefore are out of one’s control. Attempts to change the unchangeable may result in useless misery, resentment and suffering.

Let go of shame when the deeds you have done do not deserve atonement. While it’s wrong to murder someone, it is of no shame to be fat, short, ugly, unattractive and so forth. The ideals of normative perspectives are ought to be challenged in order to develop beyond the limits they impose on you.

There is no shame in loving someone else who does not love you in return. Your emotions always belong to you and to you only. You decide what to do with them, if at all.

The desire to “be like everybody” is a sin on one’s individuality and unique characteristics and set of merits each one of us have to a certain degree. This passion is noting more than an impossible escape from one’s lack of satisfaction of himself. Learn not only to accept yourself and your individuality, but also to embrace it and is it for your own benefits. Who knows, maybe other people can benefit from your uniqueness, too!

Don’t put your full trust on everybody you meet. Regardless if they hide something from you or not, you first need to trust yourself that you’re strong enough when your expectations shall not meet the results and conclusions of reality. If you lack this self-trust, what for make friends with new people if it has the potential to damage you in some way in the future?

Use the insights and words of wisdom you have gathered throughout your life like a warrior in a battlefield who uses the equipment and armor which are scattered around. Not only everything can symbolize something bigger and even philosophical, but every little piece of information one can make use in the name of benefit, development and, at times, even survival and protection.


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