My Life Sucks But It Doesn’t Have To

My Life Sucks
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Before I begin I need to admit something. Although I make a concerted effort to publish refined, well thought out articles for you, this one is a little different. As I sat down to write I found myself reflecting on the term “my life sucks”. I had heard it countless amount of times in the last few weeks and I felt the need to not only write but more importantly get what I was thinking off of my chest. I achieved this through a good ol’ fashioned rant. So before you make any judgements, read on with the understanding that this is what you’re about to read. A 100% original, Joel Scott rant.

Nothing more, nothing less.

If you are interested in only reading refined articles, I would probably stay away from this one. It won’t live up to your expectations. Go and check out these ones instead:

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Anyway, without further adieu, I give you my rant.

Begin Rant

How many times have you told yourself that “my life sucks”? 

Do you realize that the odds of being alive aren’t in your favor? Throughout human existence, there have been approximately 115 billion people walking the Earth. You are just one of them. That’s a 0.000000000008696% chance of being alive. I think that’s a pretty good reason that your life doesn’t suck. I suppose you could be born something else. 

  • An orangutan – Covered in orange fur with their arms dragging on the ground behind them.
  • An anteater – Have you looked at what this thing looks like?
  • Blob fish – Words cannot describe this.
  • A mosquito – Short lifespan who’s goal is to irritate the world and spread disease across it. Although, I suppose bringing the dinosaurs back in Jurassic Park was pretty cool.

My life sucks

In all seriousness, are you kidding me? I mean, just by being alive you won the lottery. On top of that, you are born a human (or at least if you are reading this, I assume you are). And, if it couldn’t get any sweeter, you are able to read this. I don’t know if you know that 1/5th of the world can’t read.

Process that for a second. Nearly 20% of the world’s population can’t read.

Above that, can you eat when and what you want to? If your answer is anything other than “no”, you’ve won the lottery again. 

Poverty is real. The world has 896 Million people living on under $1.90/day. Couple that with the 2.1 Billion that live on $3.10/day and your life probably doesn’t suck as much as you think. Do you live on more than $3.10 a day?

My life sucks?

No, it doesn’t.

While you are too busy drowning in your own tears and complaining, the rest of the world is out doing amazing things like abolishing once deadly diseases, increasing life expectancy, and becoming more interconnected than ever. Above that, if you’re like me, you’re born in a country that defines what it means to be free.


I need you to understand just one thing.


Let me repeat that because it is very important.


You are exactly where you are because of the way you designed your life to be. Every decision you made, each opportunity you said yes or no to, the times you wish lasted forever and the times that wouldn’t end…are all a result of you.

Nobody controls your decisions, nobody tells you what you can and can’t do, and nobody has power over you unless you let them. Even when you are running late and hit a traffic jam, it’s your fault. You ran late because you didn’t allow yourself enough time to get to the appointment and because you didn’t plan ahead. The traffic jam didn’t make you late, you did. 

Everything is your fault.

  • The job you hate
  • The place you live
  • Your bills that are piling up
  • The microwave dinners that you eat every night
  • Everything

The sooner that you realize this, the better off you will be. Acceptance is the key to the creation of a life that doesn’t suck. The moment you take on all blame rather than passing it off is the moment your life will change.

My life doesn’t have to suck

Maybe I see the world through rose colored glasses but that’s exactly why my life doesn’t suck. I make a conscious decision each day to see good in my world and I understand that life could actually suck at any moment.

  • World War 3
  • Natural disasters
  • A population wiping alien attack a-la Independence Day

Those are real reasons for you to say my life sucks. These are things that I can’t control and I don’t spend my time worrying about them. I spend my time ensuring that my life, nor the lives around me, don’t suck.

Listen; what you do with your life is completely up to you. As much as I want to help to help you, I can’t if you don’t want help or need more than one opinion. In the case of the latter, maybe some of these guys can help me out.  

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What will you do about it so you never have to say my life sucks again?

Cheers to your success,


About Joel Scott 93 Articles
I am a family man first and foremost. Everything that I do is for my family. They keep me focused and moving forward. My world was turned upside down when I visited Africa for the first time. That trip left me with a newfound purpose in life: To cause and create profound change in every corner of our world.
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Nicely written, Joel. Once people start accepting responsibility for their own situations, decisions and actions, they can start thinking on how to fix or cope with their current situations.

Having a strong internal locus of control is one of the prime indicators of success. Take responsibility.


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