Avoid Misery and Ruin: Take Accountability, Cultivate Hope
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How to Be Miserable and Ruin Your Life" by Mark Manson
TLDR To avoid misery and cultivate hope, take accountability for your own life, avoid constant complaining and blaming others, and project your hopes onto people rather than materialistic things or internet personalities.
There are 9 steps anyone can take to become completely miserable in life, and many people are already doing some of them.
Complaining can give a false sense of moral superiority and prevent accountability, leading to more misery.
Waiting for someone else to fix your problems is a recipe for long-term misery and hopelessness.
Blaming others for your problems and running scorched Earth across your relationships is a sign of immaturity.
The more miserable you get, the more you look for validation from others and the worse it gets.
Validate your horrible thoughts on social media and the algorithm will reflect them back to you, creating a cycle of misery and negativity.