The older you get, the wiser you get – in most cases. Following are some older actors and quotes that every man should pay attention to.
1. Life Is Tough!
I just finished watching a reality show where a man accused his wife of cheating on him for 6 years while he went and had 5 affairs. Turns out she didn’t cheat at all, but did he take ownership for being a mentally abusive jerk who was also cheating on her? Nope! He pointed the finger, yelled at her, and ran away.
Listen, life can be hard. But when you lack common sense and choose to be simpleminded about everything, life gets harder.
Don’t live in the dark! Use your brain. Learn. Study. Question. Grow.
Another quote from John Wayne worth remembering is, “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”
2. Stop Expecting The Worst!
In relationships and every other aspect of life, stop expecting the worst. When you do, you bring the worst right to you.
I can tell you that the people who comment the most negatively on this site have the most consistent problems. But, you don’t need me to tell you that. Look around at the people who expect the worst (maybe even in the mirror). Chances are good they have a lot of bad stuff happen to them repeatedly.
It’s time to forge ahead and start expecting better things in your life.
3. It’s All About Perception
You’ve heard it before: One person can view a situation as awful and another can view it is a positive experience. It is all about perception.
You have to look for happiness if you want to be happy. If you focus on sadness, then how can you expect to feel anything but sadness and other negative emotions?
4. Start Living For The Now
When you are focused on things like what you don’t have, what you need to do, or what you did, you can’t focus on the moment.
It’s important to stay present because if you don’t you are literally going to miss your life! Don’t waste a moment of this life – take it all in.
5. Stand Up For What’s Right
So many people are quick to spew out hate and insults on the Internet. And all that does is add more hate into their lives and the lives of everyone that comes into contact with them.
The good news is that the Internet can also be a great place to spread kindness, love, peace, etc.
When you stand up for what is right, life feels much better. Knowing that you possibly made a difference – or finding out that you DID make a difference – feels a million times better than finding out you made someone’s life worse.
Try it. Repeatedly.