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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Soheil Balini 1 year ago

jokes on you! I never work hard

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Miklós Nagy 1 year ago

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

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coffee zombie 1 year ago

I'm uniquely flawed then...

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Jeremie Guerra 1 year ago

But sometimes it's just gravity! :)

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Captain Planet 1 year ago

Or even happier! :D

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Hans 1 year ago

So do brains. And charms. :)

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Hans 1 year ago

My worst nightmare when ordering fast food.

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Daria B 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Hans 1 year ago

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

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The Cube Cat 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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The Alchemist 1 year ago

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

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Valentina 1 year ago

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

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Nancy E 1 year ago

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

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troufaki13 1 year ago

Said the creature with nine lives...

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Flora Polvado 1 year 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 1 year ago

Well duh.

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Daria B 1 year ago

Well, that doesn't matter to me.

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Try to be satisfied with what you are.

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Arnoud Lievers 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

"You smell that"

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cyberbird 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Hans 1 year ago

I am obliged to having fun!

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Kelli Moe 1 year ago

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

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Daria B 1 year ago

Thanks God there's chocolate.

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Pi... 1 year ago

This is the saddest thing that's true.

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porcupine 1 year ago

Someone should tell the North Koreans.

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Pi... 1 year ago

*cough*trump*cough*

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Just try to keep clean your underwear.

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Dixon's Mama 1 year ago

I agree with this one

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Hannah The Bear 1 year ago

There are spiders, for one :)

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Nancy E 1 year ago

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

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

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

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The Alchemist 1 year ago

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

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Probably everything

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Leigh Hogan 1 year ago

You probably think this song is about you?

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Helping Panda 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Miklós Nagy 1 year ago

Only if you have expectations! ;)

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Katie Jamberri Nails 1 year ago

And propagate.

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Daria B 1 year 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 1 year ago

"Make love,not war" John Lennon?

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Don't tell them your secrets.

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Don't make assholes your idols.

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Daria B 1 year ago

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

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Helping Panda 1 year ago

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

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The Alchemist 1 year ago

This one is actually kinda comforting to me.

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Ay least you're good for something.

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Donatella the rest

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Can't be everywhere.

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Uriel Grey 1 year ago

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

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Helping Panda 1 year ago

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

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Pi... 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Dixon's Mama 1 year ago

True

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Romance wont end till it ends.

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Don't hurt yourself

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Hamlets twin 1 year ago

How so you define safe?

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Krisztina Harasztosi 1 year ago

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

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cyberbird 1 year ago

This should be legislated

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Uriel Grey 1 year ago

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

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Constant change

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Hamlets twin 1 year ago

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

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Helping Panda 1 year ago

You just wait! Viva la revolution!!!