Mental health

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How to stop being naive

Naivety means showing a general lack of real-life know-how, judgment, or wisdom due to experiencing too few life events.

As a result, unsuspecting people are the perfect victims to fall prey to those looking to misuse them for their own benefit since they don’t recognize the surrounding threats.

That’s why I compiled the following list to learn how to stop being naive, so we can protect ourselves from those who want to take advantage of us.

— Be cautious.
— Be present in the moment.
— Practice objectivity.
— Do your research.
— Engage in active listening.
— Talk less, listen more.
— Seek out novel experiences.
— Be alert.
— Learn to read others.
— Travel more.
— Meet people from different backgrounds.
— Have confidence in your abilities.
— Learn to recognize signs of dishonesty.
— Volunteer.
— Get out of your comfort zone.
— Think before acting.
— Don’t ignore your gut feeling.
— Continue to trust people, despite possible setbacks.

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How to stop being defensive

The best things you can do to stop being defensive are:

— Understanding what triggers you.
— Anticipating your triggers.
— Not automatically assuming the worst.
— Not taking things personally.
— Practicing a continuous growth mindset.
— Being compassionate.
— Practicing active listening.
— Setting boundaries.
— Asking how you can aid.
— Taking responsibility.
— Seeking out clarifications.
— Fixing the concerns.
— Remind yourself of your values.
— Seeing criticism as a chance to grow.
— Not starting criticizing back out of pettiness.
— Remaining calm.
— Not interrupting others.
— Accepting other people’s perspectives.
— Knowing your limits.

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20 Signs you’re complaining too much

These are the 20 most common signs that you’re complaining too much:

— You’re constantly complaining.
— People are pointing out that you complain a lot.
— You’re venting without finding, or even trying to find solutions.
— You ruminate a lot.
— People avoid you.
— You always see the glass as half empty.
— You’re typically in a negative mood.
— You have a negative outlook on life.
— You claim that you’re simply being realistic.
— You’re irritable after venting.
— You spend a lot of time with other complainers.
— You surround yourself with negative people.
— You’re too hard on yourself.
— Everything has to be perfect, it’s never good enough.
— You feel hopeless and helpless.
— You tend to dwell on what happened in the past.
— You think of problems instead of solutions.
— You compare yourself to others too much.
— You don’t handle compliments well.
— You think everyone’s out to get you.

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Why you should never argue with a fool

Everyone knows at least one person who’s impossible to deal with in an argument. And that’s unfortunately not because they’re particularly good at debating, but rather because they’re so absurd that there’s simply nothing to gain from the conversation.

I’d say that you should never argue with fools since they’re incapable of rational thought, or applying any common sense. Not to mention that some can be downright ignorant at times.

Here are all the other possible reasons:

– They’re ignorant.
– You can’t argue with an irrational individual.
– They don’t want to understand you.
– They’re not capable of understanding you.
– It’s a waste of energy.
– It’s a waste of time.
– You’ll get annoyed
– You’re the fool if you argue with them.
– They’ll try to manipulate you.
– You’ll be lowering yourself to their level.

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Why we are living in a brainwashed society

I want to start by saying that everyone is brainwashed to some degree in my opinion.

Even the most intelligent and rational individuals are still somewhat indoctrinated and irrational. Whether we’re conscious of that uncomfortable fact, or not.

Yet, it’s happening all around us. The government, the media, business owners, and even our peers we consider friends are part of the problem at times. I say occasionally because I’m generalizing, and not everything the government, the media, and other outlets tell us is wrong or poor advice.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

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Critical issues in today’s society

Even though our current generation is generally better off than ever before, some problems in today’s society should be addressed if we want to prevent these things from wreaking havoc down the road.

Furthermore, persistent betterment is essential if we wish to continue flourishing in the future.

These are just some examples of the issues in today’s society:

— Being misled by authorities and media.
— Poor role models.
— Being overly sensitive.
— Too concentrated on material wealth.
— Too easy to spread false information.

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Mental health

How to use fear as motivation to improve


— Fear can be a powerful short-term motivator.
— It can make us change our behavior for the better.
— Dread is not a healthy long-term incentive.
— Being slightly frightened can increase productivity.
— Being too scared decreases productivity.

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Mental health

Why lots of people are crazy in today’s world

While insane individuals have always existed, I feel that a lot of people are crazy today for varying reasons that I will share today.

That’s not necessarily because our cognitive abilities have deteriorated, but rather because our way of living is not in tune with how we’re supposed to live. As a result, our perception about the world, and what’s true and false becomes warped, and we’re more likely to experience an increased amount of negative emotions such as anxiety and sadness.

Let me explain what typically goes wrong in modern society according to my personal view.

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There is more than what meets the eye explained


– There is more than meets the eye stands for things being more complicated than they first appear to be.
– This applies to life as well, since the entire truth isn’t always visible.
– People typically hide their true motives while showing you what they want and allow you to see.

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Mental health

Any fool can know, the point is to understand explained

I can recall many times when I intuitively knew something to be right without truly understanding why. Call it a gut feeling.

And while knowing something is great, comprehending how, and why that’s the case is much better since it’ll lead to more knowledge when you’re capable of connecting all the dots.

Here’s why any fool can know, but the point is to understand.

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