When Life Disappoints You, Don’t Disappoint Life

When Life Disappoints You, Don’t Disappoint Life

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for many the disappointments of life justify destructive behaviors towards oneself and others entitlement to what they feel they deserve or what others have and they have not leads to disappointment if reality doesn't provide them with what they expect and thus they feel wronged it's no surprise that many people feel this way we could say that the false promises made by those we trusted have instilled certain expectations for the future in us they told us we could be anything as long as we work for it
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others convinced us that we could have anything if we visualize it in our minds our parents implied that their children's future would be similar to their past so they raised us with hopes and dreams unfit for our time as today seems so different and so incompatible with yesterday's playing rules in a way life has betrayed us from the day we were born it has sold as false expectations of sunshine served as other lies on a golden platter and then slaps us in the face with indifference after
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we see our dreams perish one by one instead of the paradise we've built on our minds we encounter wastelands of cold harsh life as it is of randomness of meaninglessness of absurdity so this is it maybe and it may get even worse looking at the transient nature of life showing us that decay sickness and death await us but how can we deal with a life that only seems to give us lemons how to go on when fate has killed our hopes and
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dreams and all that's left is hopelessness despite life's many hardships not everyone's experience of it is bleak the german philosopher r2 schopenhauer observed that in regards to wealth and poverty some people who have little are cheerful and others who have a lot are dissatisfied hence it's not what life gives them that decides their mood but the degree of entitlement we have and how it relates to reality thus disappointment is a subjective matter
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the problem with today's narrative created by social media movies series and so forth is that it breeds entitlement this cultivation of expectations begins in early youth when children learn that the world is at our feet they can become pilots astronauts famous youtube influencers instagram models and professional football players of course it's not impossible to achieve these things but there's only a small percentage that makes it the others have to work regular jobs live normal lives
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and associate god forbid with ordinary people a good portion of people understand that reaching the top of the mountains isn't realistic at least not for them or at least insanely difficult and choose to settle for a quote unquote normal life what is a normal life well many people in western culture at least would argue that normal life is finding a partner a job getting married and having 2.3 kids and a pet but looking at the current state of affairs
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and where society is going what they taught us is normal doesn't seem normal anymore the old normal so to speak provided many with meaning things like marriage for life the family unit community life offline to be precise that gave people a sense of belonging and a support system and let's not forget religion but in the increasingly individualistic tech based world of today these forms of meaning have been eroding many feel lost
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devoid of purpose they spend their lives sleeping waking up working a data and job spending the evening online or watching tv and repeat sure they can get a promotion or a better job but what's the point why bother not acquiring what we believe are the basic elements of human life is a bitter pill to swallow it feels that something essential has been withheld from us something that we believe was our birthright and this is where true disappointment comes in because of
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entitlement many people have difficulties coping with not getting what they believe is theirs an extreme example of this is eliot roger roger's troubled past frustrations and setbacks in life mainly over his inability to get a girlfriend combined with his narcissism-fueled rage led to him murdering 6 people injuring 14 others and then shooting himself he was disappointed with life not giving him what he felt entitled to so he decided to quote unquote disappoint life in the
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form of retribution [Music] what if you're not part of the lucky few what if you can't even obtain what we consider the necessities of a happy life what if life is a total disappointment does that mean it's over or is there a way to make life worthwhile let's remind ourselves of the observation made by schopenhauer about disappointment we are disappointed not because of life itself but because of our entitlements concerning life
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if our expectations exceed what we get the result is disappointment and according to schopenhauer's world view we cannot expect too many positive things from life although that's what most young people seem to do i quote in early youth as we contemplate our coming life we are like children in a theater before the curtain is raised sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin it is a blessing that we do not know what is really going to happen could we
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foresee it there are times when children might seem like innocent prisoners condemned not to death but to life and as yet all unconscious of what their sentence means end quote so it makes sense to adjust our expectations of what's behind the curtain a sentence perhaps which differs per person but it surely will be a sentence when we wish for heaven where hell is schopenhauer also stated that the best
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consolation in misfortune and affliction is the thought of other people worse off than ourselves even though seeking such relief seems morally wrong it's what many do we are not the only ones with disappointing lives and many have it much worse as mentioned in a previous video on schopenhauer's philosophy the awareness of the suffering in the world is a pathway to compassion a reason to extend our hand to a fellow sufferer hoping that we find strength in the beating of two wounded hearts there are always
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people in need we can always find purpose in alleviating suffering as there's plenty of it [Music] if you're an outcast looking from the outside in at the lucky ones who have what you don't have you could ask yourself are these people truly better off yes you're an outsider left behind after the ship has sealed but you also have an opportunity to get stronger through adversity outcasts face the world alone and shape their lives outside the borders of
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normalcy authenticity strength and self-reliance are often the consequences of pushing through hardship that makes us independent of the herd according to the german philosopher friedrich nietzsche this way of life is a test of strength and should be welcomed i quote to those human beings who are of any concern to me i wish suffering desolation sickness ill-treatment indignities i wish that i should not remain unfamiliar with profound self-contempt the torture of
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self-mistrust the wretchedness of the vanquished i have no pity for them because i wish them the only thing that can prove today whether one is worth anything or not that one endures end quote there's more to life than these relationships that fall apart these friendships that expire that little family or career or community we never had yet many choose misery contemplating their disappointments refusing to look
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beyond them some even choose revenge others choose to end life assuming it's not worthy of living without what they believe are the only sources of meaning but how about a radical change of meaning how about we turn our backs to the old and vigorously embrace the new how about we leave closed doors closed and enter those that are open there's a vast world out there with countless possibilities with enough courage we can form new perspectives walk down unknown
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roads enjoy life and live it in ways that suit us not the expectations of the masses no reason for resentment no reason for self-pity when life disappoints us we don't have to disappoint life thank you for watching [Music] [Music] you

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