Stop Comparing Your Life & Be Grateful

Our lives aren’t Pokémon cards. We need to stop obsessing over one-upping each other as though they are.

For most of us every day is a battle between comparing ourselves to others and not caring at all. In a generation of social-media-overload, the temptation to spend hours scrolling through Instagram finding reasons to be jealous of other people’s prettily filtered lives is ever prevalent.

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Show Them the Shit

It’s my belief that all profound art is just as ugly as it is beautiful. Observe any famous piece of art, and I can guarantee there will be something in it that you both hate and love. “Why is she wearing that?”, you might say. “Brown was not a good colour choice. Completely ruins the work.”

I use brown as an example based on the title of this post… Brown is the colour of shit.

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Get Up or Give Up

As many of you have probably deduced by now, over the past year (via this blog) I have made positive thinking my mantra. However, as many of you have also probably wondered and questioned about me along the way, in no sense of the word am I always a positive, uplifting, inspiring person. There is an inherent difference between my online presence and my physical presence—but I waste no time worrying about it. 

Why?

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On Being Realistic

“Realistic” in the 21st century is otherwise defined as “being prepared to settle for the most negative outcome in your chosen path possible, and if by the smallest chance you do stumble upon an ounce of success, to realise that it will probably be short-lived anyway and in the long run won’t be worth the hassle so you should just quit now, save yourself the inevitable misery, and learn from everyone around you that what you want to achieve can’t be done”.

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Take Care

Out of a felt need to maintain the “creative writing” trope of this blog, I’ve avoided this sort of post for a while. But having read deeply into personal development over the past six months and learnt the power of positive thinking in relation to success, I think it would be stupid to subjugate knowledge that could be useful to others some day.

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