Life wasn’t this hard when we were younger, right? I very much doubt it is life that has changed that much.
The only reality is that life is still easy and it will always be.
The only difference being is our age. We got older, and the older we get, the more likely we are to frustrate ourselves.
You are Suspicious of Everything:
You are in constant fear of Village people. You distrust everyone and anyone who works for a large organization like the government, insurance company, lawyers, doctors, or even teachers.
Someone in your office does something nice for you and automatically you begin to wonder what they want. You are constantly frightened.
You Constantly See The Bad in People;
You have met a great man / woman and instead of enjoying the moment, you are thinking of how he could be wrong for you. Instead of thinking how great the date is, you focus on the ways that this evening is going to be a disaster. You think negative things that might happen you don’t see the benefits and opportunities before you. You could be missing something great!
Playing Victim and Plot Revenge in Your Head:
You have great ideas for how the project should be handled. You expected to asked for your ideas but aren’t.
Because you weren’t asked, you didn’t voice them, as a result you feel angry and hurt.
Or you expected to be the lead player but aren’t. You feel slighted and resentful.
In both cases you are projecting yourself as a victim based on your expectations.
Allowing yourself to be open to the situation rather than on your expectations makes life so much easier.
Other times, you were hurt by someone and you hope Karma will deal with them so they can beg you and you will revenge.
You Take Yourself Too Seriously:
When you are having a bad day do you make sure all your friends and family suffer for it? Do you get effortlessly offended?
These behaviours could be seriously making life more difficult for you.
By making things less about you and more about others would make for smoother relationships and less tension.
You Have Entitlement Mentality:
Repeat after me: Nobody owes you sh**
Jettison the state of mind in which you believe that you deserve certain privileges — and you are arrogant about it.
The term "culture of entitlement" suggests that many people now have highly unreasonable expectations about what they are entitled to.