A lot of facts about our lives (like the lack of control over it and the inevitable death afterwards) are tough to swallow, so it's best you learn about them from somebody soft and fluffy. Luckily, there's a tumblr, dedicated to using cats to deliver heavy information. It's called Hard Truths From Soft Cats, and it helps to carry the burden of existence.

Some of these messages are objectively true and some are subjectively false but the collection of these images can be described as a healthy introduction to pessimism. American philosopher and psychologist William James came up with the equation: happiness = expectations / reality. According to it, there are two ways to live a happier life - change reality, or change expectations. Pessimists reduce the expectations. They prepare themselves for the worst by reducing tension and shielding from disappointment. However, don't think of them as grim - they can easily fill the gap between what should be and what is with laughter. Just like these comics do!

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Hans 2 years ago

Work less hard, and your nightmares might come true. I, thus, go for working hard!

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Miklós Nagy 2 years ago

Except if you are doing something really-really horible thing.

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coffee zombie 2 years ago

I'm uniquely flawed then...

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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

But sometimes it's just gravity! :)

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Captain Planet 2 years ago

Or even happier! :D

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Hans 2 years ago

So do brains. And charms. :)

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Hans 2 years ago

My worst nightmare when ordering fast food.

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Daria B 2 years ago

True. But the same goes for the opposite - just because you can do it, it doesn't matter somebody else can.

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Hans 2 years ago

But, I would argue, you can feel it in the small occurences of every single day!

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Hans 2 years ago

The "may" stimulates the optimists of us. There may well be!

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The Cube Cat 2 years ago

Maybe my depression? And my dragging all my friends into it? I'm sorry. This article is causing a flow of depression

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Not true - you can change your attitude and/or the way you look at the past, so it no longer haunts you

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Daria B 2 years ago

Because everyone's right. So... Be left.

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Daria B 2 years ago

Literally.

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The Alchemist 2 years ago

I'd hate to see what I can do. .

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Valentina 2 years ago

I met people who saved lives. They made a difference and have a forever glowing spirit.

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Nancy E 2 years ago

Loved ones are part of my memories , even though, they may physically fade.

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troufaki13 2 years ago

Said the creature with nine lives...

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Flora Polvado 2 years ago

I don't like the concept of unconditional love. No conditions=no boundaries=no expectations=opportunities for abuse, disrespect

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The Cube Cat 2 years ago

Well duh.

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Daria B 2 years ago

Well, that doesn't matter to me.

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Try to be satisfied with what you are.

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Arnoud Lievers 2 years ago

well I'm the best at being me! suck on that! Also I'm pretty good at looking like a dumbass while I sleep. or so I've heard...

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Hans 2 years ago

Isn't that the charming part about being alive? An all-deterministic life would be so comfortable that we would be in grief due to the utter boredom and the lack of the magic of pleasant surprise.

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Breeanna Forste 2 years ago

"You smell that"

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Maybe media should focus more on people who struggle with illness and less on Messi or Ronaldo, but that wouldn't sell commercial spaces.

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Hans 2 years ago

...like reading what this cat has to say.

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Hans 2 years ago

I am obliged to having fun!

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Kelli Moe 2 years ago

My soul mate is you because you are still adorable!!! 😻😘

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Daria B 2 years ago

Thanks God there's chocolate.

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Pi... 2 years ago

This is the saddest thing that's true.

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porcupine 2 years ago

Someone should tell the North Koreans.

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Pi... 2 years ago

*cough*trump*cough*

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Just try to keep clean your underwear.

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Dixon's Mama 2 years ago

I agree with this one

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Hannah The Bear 2 years ago

There are spiders, for one :)

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Nancy E 2 years ago

OMG . I'm glad you aren't my cat !

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

As Queen sang.." Who wants to live Forever?".....

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The Alchemist 2 years ago

There's always a solution. We just sometimes can't see it.

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Probably everything

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Leigh Hogan 2 years ago

You probably think this song is about you?

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Helping Panda 2 years ago

Did this ray of hope get in here by mistake?? I hope I'll be perfectly healthy when I die. Not very likely though...

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Helping Panda 2 years ago

You should watch more nature documentaries with David Attenborough, silly cat!

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Miklós Nagy 2 years ago

Only if you have expectations! ;)

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Katie Jamberri Nails 2 years ago

And propagate.

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Daria B 2 years ago

"I knew that someday I was gonna die. And I knew before I died, two things would happen to me: that no.1, I would regret my entire life; and no.2, I would want to live my life over again."

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cyberbird 2 years ago

"Make love,not war" John Lennon?

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Don't tell them your secrets.

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Don't make assholes your idols.

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Daria B 2 years ago

I'd say love comes and goes in waves. And it also depends on the "weather" too.

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Helping Panda 2 years ago

... and you'll still remember many bad ones!

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The Alchemist 2 years ago

This one is actually kinda comforting to me.

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Ay least you're good for something.

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Donatella the rest

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Can't be everywhere.

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Uriel Grey 2 years ago

Nah, their are people who go above and beyond doing for other expecting nothing back.

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Helping Panda 2 years ago

It's okay though, my soulmate will be just as happy with someone else... :)

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Pi... 2 years ago

No... the rich get richer and the poor stay poor, but the middle class, carries the burdens of the poor and pay taxes for the rich.

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The Alchemist 2 years ago

What if me having a gun also prevents me from getting shot by one?

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Dixon's Mama 2 years ago

True

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Romance wont end till it ends.

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Don't hurt yourself

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Hamlets twin 2 years ago

How so you define safe?

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Krisztina Harasztosi 2 years ago

Nothing wrong with failure. If you have never failed, you will never succeed either.

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cyberbird 2 years ago

This should be legislated

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Uriel Grey 2 years ago

But it does change your outlook and the journey... If not the outcome

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cyberbird 2 years ago

Constant change

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Hamlets twin 2 years ago

It was the same for people in past generations as it will be for future ones.

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Helping Panda 2 years ago

You just wait! Viva la revolution!!!

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