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January 11, 2013


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Important life lessons everyone needs to learn

KarmaPunch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
My ILL: Self-confidence isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Everyone knows that self-confident people can't take criticism, are aggressive towards people and flout authority at every opportunity. Bullies, chavs, assholes, abusive people in general, they all have self-confidence. So don't tell me that self-confidence is a good thing, because it's not; it's the worst thing a person can have, I've always said this.
That's why women always end up in abusive relationships, because they want guys with self-confidence (and that's because of Ignorant Lesbians International always demonizing "nice guys").
If you think being self-confident is the meaning of life, then go on, do it. But expect to lose all your friends because you're such an insufferable dick, because that's exactly what self-confidence does to you; it makes you a selfish snob who thinks he's better than everybody else and that the world revolves around him (and don't tell me this isn't true, because you come across people like that every day).


Now that that one's settled...
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Jphyper Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Don't be afraid to be a little childish once in a while. Only children are afraid of people thinking of them as childish.
Jphyper Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Pressed "Add Comment" too soon, but now I forgot where I was going with that. Oh well; I guess it says enough by itself...
ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There are many things I have learnt in my 20 years on this earth.

1. Everyone is going to screw you over.
2. Things happen for a reason, and if they don't, it just isn't meant to be and something better is waiting.
3. Karma is a bitch.
4. If you are waiting for something to happen, you'll be waiting a long time.
5. It's the choices that make us who we are.
6. Never let your heart rule your head if you can help it, unless they agree.
7. Never plan life out. Thing's will happen when they're ready.
chrisravensar Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
truely self confident people are not what you describe, bullies and arogant people are proble the least self confedent people.
That said the most important lesson people need is to learn the difference between what they need and what they want.
PlasticusForkus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
My ILL: never stop thinking, re-thinking, reviewing and learning.

So when you possess a completely flawed idea or logic, you have the self-criticism and awareness to review and alter it.
SoNotCoolDude Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Isn't that MCP?
KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconsuspiciousplz: What was described above doesn't sound like self confidence.
Vanhir Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Being self-confident doesn't make you an arrogant arsehole. You dingus.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, since enough people have lectured you on the confidence thing already, I'll just add my own answers and hope others do the same since I think it will generate some interesting responses :blahblah:

Not quite a lesson, but I think everyone should be made to do a "crap job" at least once, preferably a few times throughout their life. Even if it's just one or two weeks every 5-10 years, just to help people retain at least some respect for typically undesirable jobs that are much more important than people think. Maybe people would care more about not-littering if they had to clean up trash other people carelessly dumped on the ground for a week. Maybe people eating out at restaurants will be a little more patient and understanding about why their order is taking so long when they're slaving in a hot kitchen trying to feed 200 people every hour. In fact I would say this is especially necessary with people in elite jobs who lost touch with the common working man. So easy for them to have a smug grin complementing their clean suit in the company CEO photo when they get paid four times as much as their employees who spend all day cleaning floors, carting heavy crap around or copping abuse from whiny customers just so they can in 15 years time fully pay off their house.
Have you seen people who think they're too good to do crap jobs, but still have to do them? They just get smugger and more self-superior :stare:

This might work for some people, but there are others on whom lessons in humility will just be completely lost.
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