Life Lessons

How to be Miserable

No one is born miserable but some people choose to act miserable and behave like a miserable person. Moreover, miserable people make other people around them miserable. Selfish people are often miserable. Below are how to be miserable. We will also compare each miserable quality to how selfish people are and how these selfish or miserable qualities can never make anyone happy.

  1. Think about yourself (selfish people are self centered)
  2. Talk about yourself (selfish people are self centered)
  3. Use the personal pronoun 'I' as often as possible in your conversation (again self centered and not caring about other people's opinions but their owns)
  4. Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others (sometimes something are not directed at you so you shouldn't assume everything is)
  5. Listen greedily to what people say about you (if you think too much about what others say about you, you will not be happy)
  6. Insist on consideration and respect (sometimes you won't get them so you will have to just accept and move on)
  7. Demand agreement with your own views on everything (people will always have different views so you shouldn't waste your time convincing others who will not be convinced. To do so would be to waste your efforts and valuable time)
  8. Sulk if people are not grateful to you for favors shown to them (most people will not be grateful so if you cannot live with that, don't do the favors to avoid the misery)
  9. Never forget a service you may have rendered (if you don't, you cannot move on and have a happy life)
  10. Expect to be appreciated (you may end up waiting forever)
  11. Be suspicious (you can end up thinking too much and second guessing others, and can never relax and enjoy your life)
  12. Be sensitive to slights (if something can be forgiven then you should forgive it)
  13. Be jealous and envious (jealousy is never a key to happiness, trust is what you should seek)
  14. Never forget a criticism (you should learn from a criticism and move on, people can improve and a criticism today may not be valid tomorrow so why should you keep it in mind)
  15. Trust nobody but yourself (no one can live happily alone. To trust no one is to not have friends or family. You cannot share and be good friends with anyone if you don't trust them)