Life is a difficult struggle, but what makes it worse is when you have so many people claiming that they’ve got it all figured out and try to sell you their way of life. Religion, transhumanism, some whacky diet are all part of it. People flock desperate for something to believe in and wind up going around in circles. Most of your problems can be addressed by simply just being honest with yourself, hence the power of ruthless honesty.
Stop living in denial. This simply means to be objective about things and not subjective. When presented with new ideas or concepts, it is important to be critical before accepting anything. Repetitive results must be proven in order to establish effectiveness. You also cannot just blindly throw your life in a direction without some conscious thought about it. Too many just jump into things mindlessly and just think everything will work out when obvious warning signs are there. But people succumb to peer pressure, family, and societal norms despite counter evidence is right smack in their face.
If you can be honest with yourself about who you are and what you want out of life, you’re ahead of most people because they shun their uniqueness to conform. Everyone seems overly concerned about what others think, being a “good citizen”, and to please friends and family. You can’t live that way. You’ve got to do what is best for you.
All it takes is honesty, about who you are, what you like, what you don’t like, and what you truly want to do with your time.