Learn The Truth About Dumb Things Society Has Brainwashed You To Believe

Columbus and his voyage to discover America was one of my favourite childhood stories. I used to believe that the world was flat and that Columbus sailed across the ocean to discover a new continent. But as I became older, I understood that this was untrue. The world is not circular, and Columbus did not discover America. These are only two of the many innocuous lies you’ve been told about the world. However, many other significant lies cause frustration, procrastination, fear, and anxiety. And the only way to solve those problems is to stop believing those lies. When you shift your mindset from being right to accepting the dark truth, your life improves. It liberates you from the constraints of being politically correct and living a truthful life. So, based on my experience, I’d like to share some nonsense that society has brainwashed you into believing.

1. You Should Have Your Life Organized by the Age of 30.

The pressure to have your life figured out by the age of 30 is intense. The pressure on India’s younger generation is enormous. They’re expected to have a government job, a house, a marriage, at least one child, and so on. If not, society looks down on them. They even ghost you for not adhering to their BS standards. But here’s the thing: there is no magical age when you should have your life figured out. Some people have their lives figured out by the age of 30, while others do not until they are much older. That’s fine! Life is unpredictable and frequently takes unexpected turns.

2. There aren’t many options in life.

It certainly does! It’s just that sometimes the choices are difficult to make. For example, you may have to choose between two equally good options, or you may have to make a decision that will have a significant impact on your life.
Long-term gain = difficult decisions
Short-term gain = simple decisions
It is entirely up to you to select one.

3. I’ll Be Content If I Have X

One of the most damaging lies you’re often told is that “you’ll be happy once you have X.” It could be a new car, a bigger house, or a better job. This lie convinces you that happiness is always out of reach. And happiness is found in accomplishments, goals, comforts, and so on. This mindset makes it impossible to be satisfied and grateful. You’re always looking for something new, and you never stop to appreciate the good things in your life. I believe we would all be better off if we could learn to accept that happiness is a journey rather than a destination. If the process isn’t enjoyable, the goal won’t be either.

4. Practicing Makes Perfect

You can improve your skills and become more proficient at something by practising. However, it is critical to remember that no one is perfect. And can become perfect. Those who claim to be perfect are either delusory or God. No amount of practise will change the fact that we all make mistakes. The more you practise something, the more likely it is that you will make errors. New blunders. This is due to the fact that as you become more familiar with something, you begin to take shortcuts and develop bad habits. So, the next time you’re frustrated because you can’t seem to get something right, keep in mind that practise does not make perfect. It simply makes us less flawed.

5: The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side

Have you ever looked at another person’s life and thought, “Wow, their life is so much better than mine. “I wish I could have what they have.” If so, you’ve succumbed to the grass is greener fallacy. The belief that the grass is always greener on the other side underpins this fallacy. To put it another way, we believe that others have it better than we do. But, in reality, everyone has problems and challenges. Even though someone else’s life may appear to be easier on the outside, that doesn’t imply they aren’t going through difficulties. Always remember that while the grass may be greener, it may also be thinner, weaker, less scattered, or fragile.

BONUS — Ignore Your Mental Issues; They Will Disappear With Time

No, it will not improve. If left untreated, mental health issues only worsen, not improve. Believe me, I’ve been there. I struggled with depression for years before seeking help. And let me tell you, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Receiving treatment was difficult at first, but it was well worth it in the end. We have been misled about many things in the world for a long time. But now is the time to learn the truth and unlearn those faulty mindsets in order to live a better life. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you have anything else to add!

Hi, I’m Garima and I write about life experiences. I have several books available on Amazon. Check them out today! Any purchases or KDP reads will be greatly appreciated. If you like my books, do leave a review. Here’s my author page on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0BQDZXYNV


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Flowerpoet says:

    Hard,-earned wisdom. Wonderful post. 💖✨

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you. Glad you liked the post.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Beanie Lehigh says:

    At the age of 70, I fought every one of these early on. I find I’m still struggling, not because I believe the lies, but that so many others do! Thank you for being in my life. I very much appreciate you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you. I appreciate you.

      Liked by 1 person

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