6 Harsh Truths Everyone Should Know

1. The world only cares about what it can get from you. 

Society is full of people who need things. Provide value by learning a unique set of skills, or be rejected by the world.

2. Your “job” – the useful thing you do for other people – defines you. 

This is why your job will become your label if your death makes the news. 

3. What you do does not have to make money, but it does need to benefit others

What do you offer? 

What do you do to demonstrate those attributes to the world?

4. Humans need things.

Develop a skill. Get good at something useful. 

If you don”t do anything, you will hate yourself. 

5. What you do is more important than what’s on the inside.

Why? Nobody cares about who you are on the inside.

People care how your inside manifests itself in the world and provides value to others.

Talk is cheap. So do. 

6. You will fight improvement.

Your mind will not want to change. Misery is comfortable. Happiness takes effort and courage. Creating something takes guts. 

As long as you never make something, your work will always be theoretically perfect.


Based on this article by Jason Pargin.

Illustration by Freepik Stories.

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