5 Truths of Life

The illusion of fairness and other truths of life.

I’m going to share the 5 truths of life Laura sent me the other day. Clearly, this isn’t an exhaustive list, and if you have some you’d like to add, put them in the comments.

  • Everything Changes and Comes to an End

A perfect example is life. We go through so many changes, planned & unplanned (see #2). We change jobs. Ideas change. Feelings change. Interests change. Friends change. And then it ends. At least this life we’re currently living ends.

  • Things Don’t Always Go According to Plan

No shit.

  • Life Isn’t Always Fair

This is something I want to teach our child. Fairness should never be counted on. Life is unfair from the beginning. I played no part in where I was born or the parents I was born to. Neither did the child born to a single parent, living in a makeshift hut.

Learning to let go of the illusion of fairness makes life easier, freeing up time to work with your current situation.

  • Pain is Part of Life

The most evident truth. Pain is what makes joy so pleasurable.

  • People Are Not Always Loving and Loyal

Unfortunately. And just because loyalty is a desired trait doesn’t mean loyalty should be practiced blindly.