A lot of facts about our lives (like the lack of control over it and the inevitable death afterward) are tough to swallow, so it's best you learn about these ugly truths from somebody soft and fluffy. Luckily, there's a Tumblr, dedicated to using adorable 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 life lessons are objectively true and some are subjectively false but the collection of these cartoon drawings can be described as a healthy introduction to pessimism. The 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 themselves 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 comic strips do!

Now scroll down below and be prepared for some cute cats and grim webcomics combined into valuable life lessons.

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Yeah, that's exactly why I'm not hardly working... :)

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

'Cause everyone would be dead! Oops, that's too much! :)

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

I'm uniquely flawed then...

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

But sometimes it's just gravity! :)

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Captain Planet
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3 years ago

Or even happier! :D

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Hans
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3 years ago

So do brains. And charms. :)

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Hans
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3 years ago

My worst nightmare when ordering fast food.

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

I cant rap.

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Captain Planet
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3 years ago

"I love you sooo much!.. until I love someone else."

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Hans
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3 years ago

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

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Well.... Honestly... I'd say something now, but that would sound like I suffer a mental illness, and I'd get you all worried, so I prefer not to say it. "Oh, no, I've saaaaaaid tooooo muuuuuch" ♬♪

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Janice Foster
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3 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
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3 years ago

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

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Literally.

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

We are animals after all . Look at the Jewish concentration camps ,or, today, Isis , to see this.

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Janice Foster
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3 years ago

Grrrr... this is REALLY starting to annoy me! There are plenty of people who make a difference (on a grand scale) - whose to say a member of this audience isn't one of them? As for making a difference on a small scale, people do it every day!

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

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

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

Said a cat? :)

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Asia
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3 years ago

Again - not true.

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Hans
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3 years ago

Video games will not too soon be as facetted as real life.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Well, that doesn't matter to me.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Approved by Jovanotti.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Ah well... If I were the best... Whose work/performance would I get to enjoy? ^_-

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Hans
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3 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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Hans
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3 years ago

"Let's get pizza tonight!"

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cyberbird
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3 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
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3 years ago

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

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Hans
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3 years ago

I am obliged to having fun!

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Captain Planet
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3 years ago

So you might just as well mate with everyone. :D

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Thanks God there's chocolate.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

A million dollars matter.

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

This hurts , but, it is true.

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Hans
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3 years ago

They do not need to. Science is nothing that you can believe in. Science is, such as facts are. By definition, you cannot not believe in them, you can merely ignore them. This is the difference between science and pseudo-science.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Nope! It has been slowly turning to sh*t all this time already. ♥

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Dixon's Mama
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3 years ago

I agree with this one

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Breeanna Forste
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3 years ago

Omg so cute and so fancy

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Live long and prosper. \V/

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Daria B
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3 years ago

To be honest... I'd get bored to live so long.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Tell it to your Maths teacher.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Probably everything

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Leigh Hogan
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3 years ago

You probably think this song is about you?

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

But lived a quality life.

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Krisztina Harasztosi
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3 years ago

Bullsh**

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Miklós Nagy
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3 years ago

Only if you have expectations! ;)

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Prosperity is relative

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coffee zombie
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3 years ago

Who hurt you Cat? Life is tough but it doesn't have to be this depressing

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

"Make love,not war" John Lennon?

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Don't tell them your secrets.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Don't make assholes your idols.

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Daria B
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3 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
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3 years ago

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

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The Alchemist
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3 years ago

This one is actually kinda comforting to me.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Ay least you're good for something.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Donatella the rest

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Can't be everywhere.

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Uriel Grey
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3 years ago

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

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Helping Panda
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3 years ago

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

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Visit a rich uncle.

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CatPerson
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3 years ago

that face though

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Dixon's Mama
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3 years ago

True

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Romance wont end till it ends.

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Miklós Nagy
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3 years ago

No if they are resist!

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Hamlets twin
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3 years ago

How so you define safe?

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Keep trying

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

This should be legislated

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Enjoy Thanksgiving days.

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Hans
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3 years ago

The pleasure of petting furry animals is a good counter-example.

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Hamlets twin
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3 years ago

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

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