The quote, “more than meets the eye” hanging with blue letters against a white wall.
Mental health

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 only showing you what they want, and allow you to see.

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The quote, “be yourself, everyone else is already taken” written on a picture frame, by Oscar Wilde.
Mental health

Why you should be yourself in life: Everyone else is already taken

Most of us know being jealous of someone else all too well. Maybe it was because they were prettier than us, or because they were more skilled at something we desperately wanted to be good at ourselves.

Yet, everyone is unique, which means everyone has their own personal gifts and imperfections. And that’s precisely why you should be yourself. Because everyone else is already taken. This is how to own your uniqueness.

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Mental health

Why confidence is silent and insecurities are loud

We’ve all seen barking dogs who cowered away all frightened and anxious when push came to shove, while the calm dog who didn’t let out a single bark was absolutely vicious in the end.

That’s because barking dogs typically don’t bite. And it’s a perfect metaphor for life as well.

This is why confidence is silent, and insecurities are loud.

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Mental health

Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me explained

Being betrayed by someone we love is painful, but unavoidable at times. That’s because having the courage to trust means we’re inevitably bound to get hurt at some point in our lives.

But getting tricked again by that same person is our own fault since we didn’t learn our lesson the first time, and chose to believe them again.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me indeed. Let me explain what it means.

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Mental health

Why you don’t understand it well enough if you can’t explain it simply

There’s always this one teacher who just can’t seem to be capable of explaining things plainly for their audience. This often ends with the students looking in bewilderment while asking their peers for clarification.

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough in my opinion.

And that’s unfortunate, since we don’t want the knowledge of others to go to waste. Let me explain why telling things simply can be so difficult at times.

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Mental health

Why nobody is coming to save you: Get up and be your own hero

A lot of folks think they can demand the aid from others whenever they’re in trouble.

Not everyone has the luxury of being able to rely on the assistance of our loved ones such as our family and best friends.

And when nobody is coming to save you, is when you need to get up and be your own hero. Here’s why.

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Funny illustration of the quote, “damned if you do, damned if you don't.”
Mental health

Why you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t at times

Sometimes, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. At times, there’s simply no winning in life, no matter what decision we make.

For example, if I invite my parents over for dinner, my girlfriend will be mad because she doesn’t like them. But if I don’t invite them over for dinner, my parents will be mad because I didn’t invite them for dinner.

Yet, making the best of a bad situation can make all the difference. This is how you do it.

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Mental health

Why knowledge speaks but wisdom listens

People who have expertise usually enjoy sharing that information by talking a lot, rather than listening.

On the flip side, the folks who learn the most are typically those who listen attentively.

That’s why knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Let me explain why exactly we tend to learn more when listening, and why we share the most knowledge by talking.

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The quote, “learn how to know yourself” written on a background.
Mental health

Why knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

To understand others, and how the world operates, we must first know ourselves. And we already know that knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

There’s a large amount of precious information stored in our own mind that we can use to enhance our personal existence, and that of others. That is if we’re willing to be introspective, and to explore our psyche.

That’s why knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

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