Inspirational quotes are a good confidence booster when you’re feeling low. They can help you believe that you are worthy, beautiful and can take on the world. However, you must be very careful with the kind of quotes you live by because some of them are ignorant and will lead you to making dumb choices that you will live to regret. Some inspirational quotes should be taken with a pinch of salt, like these ones;
You only live once (YOLO)
People usually chant this whenever they want to justify being irresponsible, like partying all night before an exam. Truth is you only live once, that is you have one life not you will be alive for one day. You are going to wake up the next morning and deal with the consequences of the dumb decisions you made the night before.
Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life
This mantra is probably why millennials are one of the unhappiest generations by far. We have been programmed to believe that we need to love our jobs. Truth is our generation has to “adult” in a pretty messed economic era. First we had to deal will the aftermath of a recession that happened a decade ago, just when things were getting better, boom! A pandemic! So jobs are hard to come by, sometimes you need to get whatever job is available to make an honest living and make ends meet.
Everything happens for a reason
Imagine losing a loved one or getting a fail and discontinue grade at university and someone says this dumb statement to you. Would it make you feel better? Probably not. Sometimes the devil works overtime just to cause heartache in people’s life for absolutely no reason.
Live each day like it is your last
True…tomorrow is not guaranteed, meaning stop holding onto grudges and stuff not spend all your savings on a ticket to attend a concert when you haven’t paid your rent.
Don’t worry about what other people think
As much as you shouldn’t live by people’s standards, it is very important to be mindful about how we live our lives and take into consideration how our actions may affect our future. There are numerous people who have lost out on job opportunities because something ignorant they posted on social media resurfaced and their potential employers saw it and weren’t impressed.