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People Are Sharing the Realizations that Changed their Life and I Hope it Changes Yours Too

At a certain point in your life, you may have had a realization about something which has forever changed the way you view the world. If you’re like me, you also think of realizations as that moment that makes you go: “a ha”.

In a thread started by this here, this very question was asked and the answers are so profound.

These are some of the answers that stood out the most:

People aren’t looking at you and judging you; they are worried about how they look to others. We give so much weight to others opinions.

– u/Iwantedtorunwild

Acting like someone’s differing personality is an attack on you severely hinders you from getting to know how good someone is.

– u/spicydragontaco

A bad workout is better than no workout.

I used to be discouraged by not immediately reaching my goals and would stop working out. Now I just keep going, today’s workout was absolute crap, but it was better than last week’s. And that’s what counts.

– u/genexsen

I once heard someone say “it’ll either be fine or it’s not my problem anymore”. Once I realized that, I started using it in a lot of situations. 

“Worried about a job interview?” “Scared to ask someone out?” Perfect line for it. Give it a shot.

– u/PelkCola

Not everything is worth arguing or needs my reaction. If somebody says cows can fly and peacocks can play violin, I am just going to agree with them.

–u/Fast_Spite_9101

Having a small circle of high quality people – spouse included, matters more than a ton of people/acquaintances who don’t really see or get you.

The world is not against me, nor is it a benevolent place. It simply is what it is. 

If you want things/your situation to change then it has to come from you. You are the biggest influence in your life.

–u/Gillbro

People think about you way less than you’d think they do. Life is too short to be uncomfortable.

–u/dmfuller

If I try hard enough it isn’t always as hopeless as it seems, I made my like 2.0 GPA into almost a 3.0.

–u/phelpsbadge1-2-4-7

That I, and I alone, am responsible for my own happiness.

–u/Rollin_Soul_O

The past is just our memory, the future is just an imagination. The only reality is this moment.

–u/ThickStuff6008

That someone will always be better than me.  Sometimes I am that person and sometimes I’m not.

–u/SVWolfe

Do you have something you would like to add to this list? Drop a comment below.

Note: Some responses where adjusted for clarity and to reduce length.

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