Universal Truths (The Ultimate Guide + Image Quotes)

There are universal life truths that all of us must face. We are all ‘in this' together in many ways, and we share many similarities, or common life truths, that affect everyone in some way. Despite religious, cultural, and geographical differences, there are many things we can all agree on. We frequently believe that we are the only ones experiencing difficulties and adversity. Even if we aren't physically sharing them together, shared experiences allow us to feel more connected, less alone and isolated in what we're going through. This list of universal life truths should help you realize you are not alone.

1. Parents and education

The way your parents treated you is a life truth that applies to all of us. The way your parents treat you from the moment you are born has an impact on you for the rest of your life. Your attachment style in adult relationships is influenced by whether or not your parents met your needs consistently as a child. There are three types of attachment: secure, anxious-ambivalent, and anxious-avoidant. If your parents consistently met your needs, you are more likely to have a “secure attachment.”

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2. Anxiety

Stress is an unavoidable part of life and a universal truth. Stress can mean different things to different people, but no one is immune to it. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors, including traffic, taxes, bereavement, divorce, rejection, and a lack of control in our lives. There are, thankfully, stress-relieving methods available, ranging from meditation and massage to exercise and self-soothing techniques. Identify the major stressors in your life and devise a plan of action to deal with them more effectively.

3. Equally born, equally left

Arriving on this planet and leaving it one day is one of the fundamental life truths that we all must face. Perhaps life works in this manner to teach us all to make the most of each day and to be less afraid of what life throws at us. Because the end result is the same, it makes sense to be daring and extract the essence of life from every experience. Say what you mean and demonstrate to others that you care. There's no better time than the present to get started on those projects you've been putting off. We all come into the world with nothing and leave with nothing. Nothing beats that concept for maintaining perspective on material possessions.

4. We all want to be loved and accepted

Love is a feeling that we all want to feel, regardless of who we are or where we are. Feeling loved validates us and gives us a sense of importance. When you don't understand someone or feel disconnected from them, remember that they, too, want to be loved and accepted. This is a life truth that I have never met anyone who disagrees with.

5. Happiness is an ephemeral emotion

There is a widespread misconception that happiness is a permanent state of being. A feeling or emotion that lasts for many hours. Happiness, in reality, is a fleeting emotion. It appears, we acknowledge its presence, and then it vanishes. I had this brief burst of joy the last time I danced around my bedroom to one of my favorite songs. I recall thinking, “I'm feeling very happy right now.”

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6. We all have intrusive thoughts

An intrusive thought for some of us may be that we need to tap on the table ten times before leaving the house. For others, it could be that we are afraid of saying something inappropriate in public. Take solace in the fact that we all have these kinds of thoughts. It's perfectly normal. Fortunately, many of us do not act out these intrusive thoughts (which could be interesting) and continue with our day.

7. We are conditioned by society

Large societies benefit from having people who follow the rules and do what they are told. If this did not happen, chaos would reign. This life truth can be found all over the world. Being aware of this conditioning allows you to question the status quo and encourage critical thinking. We can still be individuals and assert our distinct differences despite rules and protocol. We don't always have to go with the flow. Take pride in your individuality and your ability to think for yourself.

8. Toxic, nasty people project their inner anguish

When you understand this, you will never take an insult personally again. People who are critical and spread negative energy do so because they have an overflow of negativity within them. It is unusual to see a happy, contented person spewing sarcasm and venom. Unhappy people in the world are the ones who project their negativity onto others. They are providing you with a ‘taste' of how they consistently experience the world around them. Consider yourself fortunate that your inner world is healthier and more balanced than theirs.

9. Money does not always bring happiness

Most people, I believe, ‘get' it, or at least believe they do. Money does provide freedom and choice, but it cannot make others love you or make you feel good about yourself and your life, especially if your attitude isn't right. It does not give life meaning or purpose, and it can sometimes cause more problems than it solves. Those who lack money see it as a savior, but this is naive. Money is useful, but there is a limit.

10. Someone close to you will disappoint you

Regrettably, disappointment is an unavoidable part of life. Yes, yet another life lesson for all of us! We begin life with high hopes and aspirations, but as we grow older, we learn a few hard life lessons. One of them has been let down by someone you rely on. This will inevitably happen at some point in everyone's life. It's possible that a loved one or a close friend has let you down in some way. Make an effort not to take it personally. It happens to even the strongest of us. Consider it a rite of passage into emotional maturity.

11. Under the same conditions, thoughts can create heaven or hell

It truly is a case of mind over matter. Even if two people go through the same traumatic event, only one will survive. What exactly makes one person stronger than another? There are several variables at work here, but one of the most important is your thinking. Look for solutions rather than dwelling on potential negative outcomes. Do what needs to be done while only focusing on useful, positive thoughts.

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12. We do not directly experience reality

Nobody has a direct experience with reality. We all perceive reality through our own set of filters. We give meaning to our experiences as they occur, and the meanings we give to our experiences are influenced by our attitudes and previous experiences. It is therefore important to remember that how we perceive a situation—or how we assume something about someone else—is based on our perceptions of the event, not the actual event itself.

13. Congruency contributes to happiness and peace of mind

Amazing things happen when your ideal self (the image you present to others) and your actual self (the real vulnerable you) are congruent. When your ideal and actual selves match and are the same, you can achieve contentment and peace of mind. This is because you are ‘at one' with yourself and are able to show the world your true essential self. Sticking to your goals and values in the face of opposition can help you achieve inner and outer congruency. Never alter your personality to please others.

14. True fulfillment comes from thinking outside the box

Helping others and looking beyond one's own needs and desires increase one's sense of meaning and purpose. Helping others without seeking validation for yourself is a priceless way to make a difference in the lives of others. The emotional benefits are enormous.

15. Uncertainty and change = certain, unavoidable aspects of life

We might as well accept that we don't have complete control over our lives all of the time. The wise person manages uncertainty rather than resisting it, and it all boils down to attitude. Consider change to be an opportunity to grow and learn. A mandatory life lesson in determining what you're made of. Rather than being afraid of change and uncertainty, embrace it. I squirm at the prospect of change and future uncertainty, but I also know that I am much wiser and more adaptable now than I was when I was younger, and that this is directly related to experiencing and learning from change.

16. Ignorant parenting is a major source of conflict in the world

This may appear to be a controversial statement, but many parents fail to recognize the importance of their influence in raising a stable, grounded child. Observing a parent usually gives me a good idea of how their children will turn out. When parents take their frustrations out on their children, constantly criticize them, or condition their love on achievement, their children grow up to be insecure adults who never feel good enough unless they are achieving. Constant criticism results in insecure adults who have low self-esteem. I believe we would have a more stable society with less crime and dysfunction if parents were more aware of how to interact with their children without causing emotional harm.

17. The best one for you isn't always the one you think it is

Now, let's talk about love. Many of us have a preconceived notion of the type of partner we want. Good looks, a sense of humor, height, intelligence, and so on. We nurture this fictitious person in our minds, which can lead to us rejecting potential partners who would be ideal for us. Internet dating has exacerbated the problem and almost turned dating into another commoditized enterprise. Be open-minded about the type of person you think would be ideal. The ideal person who would make you happy and love you in the ways you desire could be right in front of you.

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The more people I meet, the more I realize how many of our fears, experiences, and emotions we have in common. Life is so hectic that we often don't have time to talk about the above universal life truths with one another. Sometimes it's nice to take a moment to reflect on the millions of other people who are probably feeling the same way you are right now. As we connect with the ephemeral ‘other,' we feel a lot less lonely. Someone on our planet is feeling exactly the same way you are right now… whether sad, happy, scared, lonely, rejected, excited, or jubilant Many of us are living parallel lives without realizing it. Even when it appears that you are alone, you are not.

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