In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized. – Alex Grey
In one of Grant Cardone’s videos he says – “avoid masses of people”, and I understand what he means.
There are so many stupid things society has taught me when I was growing up. And these beliefs, sayings, and ways of living are taught by masses of people.
People who know no better, have been mislead, and are in one word – brainwashed. And that brainwashing has likely been passed down onto you.
There’s a good chance it’s holding you back more brutally than you think.
Here are the 7 dumb things society has brainwashed you to believe. And NONE of it is doing you any good.
1. It’s the governments job to Improve your quality of living
Even If you’re not from the UK, you’ve probably heard about the recent UK elections all over Twitter and the internet.
Today the UK elections have ended, and 1000’s of people in the UK are pissed off with the results. As if it’s the governments job to improve their quality of living.
Look, the government is running a whole country full of millions upon millions of people. It’s not possible to improve everybody’s lives individually, and it’s NOT the governments job to do so.
Though they’ll have you believe otherwise. The saying – life is what you make it holds true. YOU are responsible for your life and how it turns out.
If you believe your life is ruined or has no hope of getting better because of the government, what a lost, confused little sheep you must be.
You might be offended by that but I’m trying to wake you up to reality. The truth doesn’t lie.
Related Video: You Can’t Change The Government, But You Can Change Yourself
2. Being selfish is a bad thing
Actually, being selfish is a GOOD thing. When you put yourself first before anybody else, guess what? That puts YOU in a position to better help others.
For example, If you put your happiness first, you’ll be in a better position to make others around you happy.
Where as If you put someone else before you, your happiness will suffer. Because you’re putting yourself last, and not giving yourself any self-care.
Here’s ANOTHER example. If you put yourself first financially, instead of giving away and borrowing what you don’t have, when you are better off financially, you’ll be in a better position to help others.
Whether that’s through donating to charity, supporting causes you care about, helping your family, or whatever.
The next time someone tells you being selfish is a bad thing, question them. Because there are benefits to being selfish.
3. It’s rude to speak your mind
I apologize if you felt that I was being mean with my answer. I wasn’t. Its just that I am a straight forward person. – Unknown
This is another dumb concept society will have you believe. Just think of a time when you were in school, college, at work, or at a family dinner and you were told “It’s rude to speak your mind”.
Was it really? Or is it just the fact that people HATE the truth and LOVE to be in denial?
The truth is the truth, and there’s no escaping it. If you don’t speak your mind and be straightforward, your voice will never be heard.
And If you pretend and hold back on what you want to say, you’ll drive yourself to be that miserable, quiet, obedient person who nobody cares about.
You’ll just live to exist and nothing more.
4. There’s too much competition
Must of took a real genius to come up with this concept. (Sarcasm).
No matter what field, career, job or business you get into, of course there’s gonna be competition. There’s 7 billion people on the fucking planet.
But that shouldn’t stop you from doing the things you believe in, want to do, MUST do, and are passionate about doing.
The person who tells you – “There’s too much competition in that industry, why bother” is nothing but a loser.
Those are the words of someone who has given up on their dreams, their goals, and themselves.
They’re the words of someone who has quit because of the lies and the stories they’ve told themselves.
Competition doesn’t = success or failure, YOU do. So don’t let that quitter turn out to be you.
5. Just be grateful what you have
Yes, being grateful for where you are, what you have and how far you’ve gotten makes sense. But society’s definition of being grateful is to settle for less instead of settling for more.
The person who tells you to “just” be grateful for what you have has given up on life.
They’ve got to a point where they no longer believe it’s possible to live life on their terms.
They believe it’s no longer possible to live up to their potential and have more than they’ve got.
So they’ll compare themselves to people who have less than they do to justify where they’re at.
Be careful of the poison some people are convincing you to drink.
If you drink enough of it, you’ll kill your dreams, beliefs, ambition and motivation permanently.
If you know deep down you’re capable of so much more, than pursue that and don’t let the naysayers stop you.
6. Just work hard enough to pay the bills
What about when you want to travel, buy things, invest in yourself, take your family out to dinner or something else?
How’s that gonna happen if your goal is to “just” work hard enough to pay the bills? That’s disheartening and makes zero sense.
There’s too much to explore, do, achieve and have on this planet we call earth to “just” work hard enough to pay the bills.
Ask yourself – does just working hard enough to pay the bills satisfy me? And answer honestly. I doubt that’s your true intention, so why waste your time living up to it?
7. If you’re not born into wealth, you’ll never be successful
Though I can understand this type of mindset, it’s silly to believe such a thing.
Yeah, someone who’s born into wealth may have better opportunities than you in the beginning, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be successful.
Success from what I’ve learned is not based on circumstances, it’s based on the person.
There are so many people I won’t bother to name who have proven this fact.
The most painful thing I’ve learned in life is this.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. – Jim Rohn
In other words, to change your circumstances you’ve first got to change yourself and the actions you take.
Had I known this 10 years ago I’d be so unbelievably successful right now. But that doesn’t matter, because I’m committed and I’ll get there without a doubt.
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein