Stupid myths people perpetuate to make themselves feel better

There are a whole host of myths people sell themselves to try to make them feel better about their shitty situation. While it might make them feel better, that's about the only thing it will do. That being said, here are the top 10 stupid myths people perpetuate to make themselves feel better.

  1. There is nothing new under the sun - People say this shit in an attempt to remove power from another individuals unique idea that may in fact be truely unique. If a petty person is having a conversation with a friend they might say oh that's all been done before. The reality is that it hasn't all been done before. Case in point. Elon Musk and Space X are sending a manned mission to Mars. Nobody has ever done that before and therefore it makes the "Nothing New Under the Sun" statement false. What people may mean to say is that it is an old thing done in a new way. That would be a better way to classify something that has been done before in a different manner.
  2. How you treat the wait staff or customer service is how you are - Another stupid myth that people who lack general human understanding say. You see this shit all the time on dating apps. Gals say "My pet peeve is when someone mistreats the waitstaff". If a shitty person is a shitty person, they don't command respect regardless of what their job is waiter or otherwise. Though I can't say I've had many outbursts with waitstaff, there have been plenty of times customer service people have talked to me condescendingly and I have had to put them in check for their bad behavior. That being said, this quote and commonly held belief is a stupid myth people perpetuate to make themselves feel better.
  3. He'll get what he deserves / karma is a bitch - Not true at all. There are people that do shitty things that never get punished or checked for their actions. Move to Mexico and witness the drug cartel homicide rate and you can experience it for yourself. Murders are rarely solved in that country for a variety of reasons. Many bad people never goto jail. Same thing can be said in America. There are people that do bad shit all the time that never "get what's coming to them". People only get what's coming to them if you bring it to them.
  4. Everything will work out in the long run - Things don't always work out in the long run. Things are not always as they are supposed to be and the girl and they guy don't always wind up happily ever after. People who believe this are delusional and try to put their fate into thin air / God or whatever else thinking something is just going to magically happen. Even if you believe in God, I'm sure he would tell you that he's not going to help you or provide the light for your path unless you get off your ass. He may not even do that. Whatever the case, everything does not always work out in the long run.
  5. There will be another time, we can do it later, or we'll pass - Another stupid myth people perpetuate. As you know I do believe that there is always another opportunity, but sometimes opportunities do not come around again. I'm not talking about solar eclipses or Blood Moons. I'm talking about shitty people being lazy and not taking action when an opportunity clearly presented itself. If you're running a business, this one wrong move or failure to recognize the obvious can put you out of business. For example I have a friend who received multi-million dollar production contract because two megalith companies thought it was too much of a hassle. Eventually his attention to detail and customer service will put both of those companies out of business. Always remember that big fish were once small.
  6. I'm waiting for the right person - If you're a male or female, you need to be taking every opportunity you can. Waiting around for the right person is going to leave you bitter, sexless and unhappy your entire life. I have tons of examples of people I knew that only recently woke up from their waiting for the right person slumber and realized that is a myth and a fantasy. Now they're happy dating people and having sex and wondering why they waited so long. While it's perfectly okay to live a life of celebacy for religious or other reasons, but doing it thinking a man is going to do the same and comply with your fantasy is delusional. Great men, including me, pass on girls on a daily basis with that attitude, which has its basis in a false belief system. Humans are genetically predisposed to need sex and closeness to develop properly.
  7. Things will get better - I don't believe life gets better at all. That has not been my experience or my reality. Other people I know will say exactly the same thing. Life presents you with more challenges as you accomplish more challenges. If you buy a Ferrari, life is going to break the transmission. If you buy a house, life is going to raise your taxes. What gets better is your attitude towards the challenges. The challenges themselves still remain though. Honestly, despite all the freedom and things I have, the best times I ever had where when I was 17-18 years old when life was simple and not so dependent on me giving a shit. 
  8. If that person truly loves me they will make a change - People are all different so don't expect them to bend to your will to keep you. Women are especially delusional when it comes to this concept. If you truly love someone you will accept them the way they are and not expect them to make a change they don't want to make on their own.
  9. One day you will get your big break - Nobody is going to save you. That is a fact. Big Breaks only happen to people who make them happen. While some people, especially a lot of Fake Artists get lucky and become overnight sensations, this is the extreme exception to the rule. By the time a "big break" happens for an actual artist, it is a byproduct of the years of process driven activity they conducted to create that byproduct. It is your job to make yourself known, make yourself important and make your own opportunities.
  10. He or she is going to help me - As I mention in the Why I have no friends podcast, I can count on one hand the people that have helped me in my life. Out of all the people on that hand 2/3 stood to benefit from "helping me". Altruism is extremely rare and usually reserved for independently wealthy and retired people who are no longer creating art, product or any other productive output for society. I have seen people like this, philanthropists and such that have helped people who truly needed it, or even helped people that didn't truly need it, but they are the exception to the rule. The rule is that most people will only help you if it helps them. Me included.