23 Photographers Who Know How to Trick Our Eyes

We enjoy looking at photos online but we often don’t notice things happening in them. For example, we may not realize that there’s a line of tourists behind a cool landscape photo, that an engagement ring is actually on top of a phone, or that a kiwi is actually someone’s dog

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-photography/23-photographers-who-know-how-to-trick-our-eyes-660160/

24 Things That Drive Us Crazy Even More Than Public Transport

Annoying things are everywhere: a sock of a passenger next to you invades your personal space, a product that you bought turns out to be twice as small as you expected, and so on. We all probably have these moments that we’d like to forget.

Bright Side is sure that there are situations and people we’d better avoid in order to keep a good emotional balance in our lives.

There’s always a guy who thinks that all the weights in the gym belong to him.

When you really want to post a new pic on Instagram:

“This guy is watching Netflix in the movie theater without headphones. We asked the staff to do something about it. So they came after 40 minutes and told him to mute it, but he doesn’t care.”

A lamp in a kids’ room

They probably didn’t train the new staff.

When your pocket catches on the door handle:

Perfectionists, keep out!

“These shoes are $500 and the design makes them look dirty.”

This driver took up 4 parking spaces.

“This sock is clearly in my space. Please help!”

How could they make such a silly mistake?

Hungry and fooled

“This makes me mad.”

This drink holder could spoil your evening.

“So this is why my laptop wouldn’t charge.”

“I decided to try use less plastic so I ordered 4 re-usable straws, this is the amount of packaging they came in…”

When you try to peel an egg and end up removing all the white:

The IT guys thought that this was okay.

“I paid 3 times.”

When the fabric gets stuck inside your zipper:

This epic 2¢ discount

It’s so annoying when you almost believed in good luck, but it was just an ad.

Useful pocket

When you buy a pack of gum and mascara and get a paper scarf:

Bonus: IKEA be like…

What annoys you the most? Share with us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/24-things-that-drive-us-crazy-even-more-than-public-transport-660110/

how we create videos for millions of viewers

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There are things that we strive to do every day — get up on the right side of the bed, communicate with positive people, laugh a lot, learn something new, and create — create — create.

We try our best to fill your days with these things. However, you probably didn’t know that not only is 5-Minute Crafts a source of educational articles, funny comic strips, and exciting stories but it is also a bunch of other projects we do to try to make our world work a little better every day.

Today we want you to see what our creative processes look like from the inside and invite you into our studios where videos that inspire millions of people are made.

When we say “millions,” we mean it.

Tap the image to inspire millions!

In case you didn’t know it: YouTube gives a silver button for 100,000 subscribers, a golden button for 1 million subscribers, and a diamond button for 10 million subscribers. Today we currently have 34 silver buttons, 11 golden buttons, and 2 diamond buttons.

We are trying to inspire as many people as we can and that’s why we make videos about sports, magic, dieting, health, and quizzes. We also make our own cartoons and kids’ shows that are available in 10 languages and viewed in every corner of the world.

5-Minute Crafts is the largest project about DIY (do it yourself) in the world and it inspires 48,000,000 subscribers on Facebook and 32,000,000 subscribers on YouTube.

In 2017, 5-Minute Crafts and the main English channel Bright Side received the VideoAces award. This reward is the highest accolade we could receive for the most viewed media on the entire web.

All this content is created by people with golden hands, golden heads, and other “precious” parts of the body.

Here’s what working on projects for 5-Minute Crafts looks like sometimes.

We are not professional actors.

But we do our best to stay confident and learn to work in various roles.

And we are not directors with many years of experience.

We are professionals completely devoted to our work, as well as, people who love beautiful photos and exciting videos.

We are dreamers who are ready to do anything to execute our ideas.

Our mantra goes like this, “Do what you and millions of viewers like.” We come up with our own ideas and turn the best of them into reality. When we are making a video, it’s we who decide how to do it better, when to do it, and where to do it. There are no frames — all we need is a creative spark and a like-minded team.

We learn together with you.

We love kids and we try to not forget what being a kid is like.

Kids are frequent visitors to our studio. Who else if not a kid can help to make a cool video, give an honest and objective assessment, or help any adult remember the best moments of their childhood?

We believe that being ordinary is not interesting.

We are not afraid to look silly, awkward, or funny because we live to make people smile more, especially toward each other.

We read every comment that you leave.

Tap the image to read comments.

We feel happy when you like everything and feel sad when you scold us.

We believe in magic and try to be magicians by ourselves.

This is what one of the places where the masterpieces are created looks like and it’s where the magic happens. Creative chaos is a normal thing here, but this isn’t true for the equipment in our studio because everything that we need for making a good video is always in its place and ready when we need it.

And this is our warehouse, in the depths of which you can find any artifact that you need.

Tap the image to find an artifact.

There’s an abundance of things that have been collected here with so many years of work. We usually find something, get amazed by it, and then accurately label it and put it away in case we need it in the future!

We always have a place for new people.

But we have to confess that not all of our employees are ordinary people.

This is Valera. He simply appeared one day and just stayed with us. He’s “dying” to paint the town red and uplifts everyone’s mood daily. Valera is always ready to listen to each of us, give us the support we need, and even a hug in a difficult moment. Be like Valera!

All in all, our mission is to bring more positive things to life and inspire people all around the world.

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Source : https://brightside.me/jobs/behind-the-scenes-with-5-minute-crafts-how-we-create-videos-for-millions-of-viewers-660310/

Read This If You’re Wondering Why the Hell Life Is So Hard

Life is hard. Understatement of the year. But why did nobody ever tell us this growing up? It’s almost like we were set up for failure. Maybe our parents should have been more honest with us. Because life is damn hard.

Go to school, go to college, get a job, get married, start a family. That’s all peachy, but it’s not realistic for all of us. Some of us can’t find jobs. Some of us can’t pay our student loans. Not all of us can afford to pay outrageous rent on a starting salary. And relationships are damn hard today.

Why does it have to be so hard? I’m aware that it’s making me strong, but some days I feel like I could break. What’s the trick to an effortless life? Please advise.

Because the truth is, nobody told us we would be living paycheck to paycheck. Nobody told me I wouldn’t have my dream career at 23. I was told I could do whatever I wanted. I could achieve anything. I had my whole life ahead of me.

And I still do. But growing up, I don’t feel the expectations given to us are realistic. At least not in today’s society. Some days it’s hard to get up. Some days I struggle to do the bare minimum. But I can do anything I want! That’s what they told me.

If life feels hard, it’s because it is. You’re not the only one struggling. We all are. Some just hide it better than others.

So the next time life knocks you down, remember all that you’ve overcome. Be proud that you’re making it. If you wake up every day and go to a job that pays you, you’re doing well. If you feed yourself every night, you’re doing well.

At the end of the day, we’re all just trying to do the best we can. Social media gives us a false reality, and nobody is as perfect as they seem. The grass seems greener because that’s how they want you to perceive it. Who knows what’s really going on. Maybe that person with the perfect life cried himself to sleep last night. Life is damn hard, for all of us.

I’m thankful for everything I have. I’m hopeful for more. I will continue to work hard daily to get where I want to be in life. Then I will work even harder.

We’re all just doing our best. The next time you think, why is life so hard? Just remember, you’ve survived everything that has been thrown at you thus far.

And you’ll keep surviving.

Stay strong. TC mark

Source : https://thoughtcatalog.com/kristin-rattigan/2018/12/read-this-if-youre-wondering-why-the-hell-life-is-so-hard/

16 Touching Photos Showing the Power of Kindness

Today it seems like we are constantly busy and often forget how important it is for us and for other people to feel support even from people we don’t know. And fairy tale characters aren’t the only ones who can do good things in this world.

We at Bright Side found 16 photos that could warm anyone even on the coldest night and we hope they will inspire people to do good things.

1. People in India removed 5 tons of trash from the beach.

2. A really sick fan was brought to a hockey match. Her dream came true!

3. In the US, a man wanted to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. 13 trucks parked side-by-side to save him.

4. In Germany, a boy parked his bike in the same place for a year. Someone put out a personal parking sign for him.

5. An old man helps an animal shelter to collect money by taking photos with sleeping cats and posting them on social media.

6. “It’s people like this that makes me still have faith in humans — and to make it even better, it was a birthday lunch with a wife and baby and no one knew! Thanks, anonymous nice person!”

7. Two men rescued a deer that got stuck in a swamp.

8. An old lady has been visiting the same store for 15 years to read books there and now there is a special chair for her.

9. “Someone found an old chair outside my house, refurbished it, and returned it.”

10. “Someone wanted to give a present.”

11. People in Brest cleaned off oil from swans.

12. Someone made a house for cats with blankets and bowls of food.

13. “They invited everyone to have fun!”

14. “They are really hospitable.”

15. Someone hung these all around the city.

16. Free coats for anyone and a chance to help other people

When was the last time you did something good? Tell us in the comment section below.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-people/16-touching-photos-showing-the-power-of-kindness-660060/

25 Photos That Prove Once You Get a Pet, You’ll Never Be Sad Again

Animals are the best. By getting a pet you basically buy yourself a ticket to life that will never get boring. Stealing and hiding everything they see, following you to the bathroom, eating the furniture, nagging you for attention, or posing for a photo — it’s just impossible to get sad by your pets’ side, because they make every day feel like a little adventure!

We at Bright Side found 25 photos shared by pets owners, that will uplift your mood and make you want to get a pet as soon as possible.

25. “A few months ago my dog, Maggie, stole my dad’s dentures while he was napping and he found her like this.”

24. “This is Finnick. He has completed his walk. It was never clarified he had to make it back to the house.”

23. This cat’s reaction to their kiss

22. “When a child and a dog disappear upstairs for an hour, you should totally be suspicious.”

21. “My cat is silly but adorable.”

20. “My dog was extremely tired, but just HAD to follow me into the bathroom in the middle of the night.”

19. “Owls may be symbols of wisdom, but they’re actually complete morons.”

18. “My Pitbull always thought he was the biggest dog at the dog park.”

17. “Didn’t want the cat to splash my shorts while I was giving him bath so I took them off. Then I found him in the bedroom afterward.”

16. “Someone is trying to get this dog adopted. So they chose this photo.”

15. “5 beds and about 10 comfy chairs in this house. So where do you sit? ON THE EGGS!”

14. “He grew up with 2 cats.”

13. “She wasn’t happy until I gave up and left my warm tea mug there.”

12. “Cruella Deville… Cruella Deville…”

11. “Trying to work with cats around can be challenging.”

10. “I was trying to enjoy a nice bath but…”

9. “My mother-in-law’s cat is obsessed with shrimp. She makes this face whenever there is shrimp on the table.”

8. “Every time I’m eating a meal…”

7. “My cat may be getting too fat…”

6. “Every time I take my dog for a walk she has to stop to see her crush. It’s like Romeo and Juliet.”

5. “So…I recently discovered my dog likes carrots.”

4. “I told my cat, ‘You’re so pretty,’ and snapped a photo of her response.”

3. “My brother and his girlfriend took their dog hiking and the ground was too hot so this happened.”

2. They regret nothing.

1. “I met this dog and asked its owner for a photo. The dog saw my phone, sat down and smiled. Again, we do not deserve dogs.”

Which photo made you laugh the most? Do you have a pet? Has it ever done something hilarious? What was it? Share your stories and photos in the comment section!

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-animals/25-photos-that-prove-once-you-get-a-pet-youll-never-be-sad-again-659960/

23 Children’s Quotes That Gave Us the Shivers

Small children are incredible people. They can say witty, philosophical, and even creepy things that lead us to believe they know more than adults.

Bright Side has collected some creepy and interesting children’s quotes posted by people from all over the world.

  • I was babysitting Lisa for over a year. Once, she said, “I knew you before I was Lisa.” brandnamenerd / reddit
  • “If Santa isn’t real then how do I even know that God exists?” ThePurpleJesus / reddit
  • My 3-year-old nephew was at my cottage. He’s asked me numerous times about the “girl over there” while pointing at one of the back bedrooms. I live alone so I just dismiss it as a really active imagination.

    Then some friends are visiting and they have a daughter around the same age. Twice in one day, she asked about the “pretty girl” while pointing at the exact same room. Definitely caught me off guard and I didn’t know what to think.

    Then at Christmas, my family was over at my place and my nephew points at a picture of my wife and asks if she’s coming to visit us here or does she just stay at the cottage. My wife died 10 years ago. infowin / reddit

  • When our dog died, my 2-year-old son said, “All her thoughts left her body.”
  • “Is time real or just something we measure with a clock?” reddit
  • “When my son was about 4 years old, I heard him talking to himself in the bathroom and went to check on him. He was using a small piece of cardboard to push a spider in the direction of the bathtub, saying to the spider the entire time, “Excuse me, sir. Pardon me, sir, can I invite you to perhaps travel this way? Oh, no, not that way, sir. Over here, sir. Pardon me, sir, I don’t feel you’re listening.” chickaboomba / reddit
  • My sister said, “Andrew, who’s tweeting outside?”
    I said, “Birdies.”
    She kept silent for about 15 seconds and then asked, “What planet are we on?”
    She’s 2 years old. She’s never seen any cartoons about space. Andrey Shakarev / thequestion
  • My friend’s son who’s only 2.5 years old told his mom that he used to have another family. He said he had a mother and a sister that got into an accident and died. Then he added that they might be really old now. yarkovskaya84 / pikabu
  • -“Son, this is daddy’s boss.”
    -“No! My mommy’s my daddy’s boss!” anglerfishtacos / reddit
  • I work in a restaurant and I had to speak with a lady that only spoke Spanish. Her son says in clear English, “Do you know what a cringe is?”
    I said, “Yeah.” Then he said, “Your Spanish is a cringe.” SlapahoWarrior / reddit
  • A 3-year-old child said to my smoking friend:
    -“You are going to die.”
    -“Well then am I going to heaven or hell?”
    -“Just go to a doctor.” sevensantana7 / reddit
  • When my son was small, I was talking to him about growing potatoes. I described how you bank up the earth around them as they grow and he said, “I used to do that when I was an old man.” cheeselet / reddit
  • I really dislike my mother-in-law. Once she was picking my son up from school because I was busy. She was supposed to just drop him off but he came running through the door yelling, “Daddy, I invited grandma for dinner.” reddit
  • When I was small, my grandfather, whom I called, Pop Pop, always promised to take me fishing. Things always came up, or I wasn’t in town to go with him when he went, etc. He died when I was 7 and I never had a chance to go fishing. I have a 3-year-old daughter. I’ve never spoken to her about my Pop Pop, and I’ve never talked about him in front of her. Once, she came running into the living room where I was sitting and said the following:

    Her: “Daddy, we have to go fishing!”

    Me: “Why do we have to go fishing?”

    Her: “Because Pop Pop says you have to take me!” chopsuey25 / reddit

  • My brother-in-law grabbed a picture of his mother who died in a car crash when he was 6 to show me. My niece saw the picture and started laughing. We asked her what was so funny and she looked at us and said, “That’s my special friend who sings to me.” KaiserXI / reddit
  • My 8-year-old son said, “I didn’t choose this life. I couldn’t control how it began. But I can control how it ends.” reddit
  • -“Jake, who are you talking to?”
    -“Myself.”
    -“Well, what are you talking about?”
    -“I don’t know. I wasn’t listening.” reddit

  • “What if the bad guys think they’re the good guys? And what if the guys I think are good are really bad?” word_nerd7623 / reddit
  • “Go back to sleep, there isn’t anything under your bed.”
    “He’s behind you now.” reddit

  • I was about 6 or 7 when my parents divorced. The day before my mom told me they were divorcing I said, “Granddad says don’t worry, everything will be okay and he won’t let anything bad happen.”
    My grandpa died 10 years ago. NejKidd / reddit
  • I had a weird feeling all night and as I’m tucking my son in, he says, “Daddy, who’s the man in the hallway?” ELTepes / reddit
  • When my little brother was 4 years old he’d constantly begin stories with, “When I was an old man…” and then talk about how much he enjoyed flying. He’d never been on a plane before. KristinaProbably / reddit
  • I saw a funny picture of a horse and showed it to my daughter. She says, “It’s going to die soon.” Eventually, I figured out that she was talking about my phone battery being low. AriasRapeWhistle / reddit

Do you think children’s stories are just a product of their vivid imaginations? Have you ever heard such strange quotes from kids?

Source : https://brightside.me/inspiration-family-and-kids/23-childrens-quotes-that-gave-us-the-shivers-659860/

15 Everyday Things That Have a Hidden Purpose

The things that we use every day become such a huge part of our routines that we seldom notice their simplest features. However, look carefully and you may notice that your favorite items have been designed to do much more than you thought. For example, the little brushes by the side of an escalator are not for polishing your shoes but are actually an interesting safety feature.

Bright Side has found some day-to-day things that have always had some amazing hidden features that we probably never knew about.

1. The tiny button on your jeans has never been truly acknowledged.

These tiny buttons are called rivets and they’re placed on your jeans at areas that are most likely to tear apart from strain or movement. Now you know what’s keeping those pairs of jeans in your wardrobe last forever.

2. The number “57” embossed in the middle of the Heinz ketchup bottle

This number has been staring at us forever but according to Heinz, only 11% of people know that it has nothing to do with the product label. It’s a sweet spot to tap on to get the sauce onto your plate. So next time you use a bottle, stop banging the bottom of it and try hitting this spot.

3. Grooves on the bottoms of cups

These little grooves at the bottoms of your cups are designed to make washing them in the dishwasher more convenient. When placed upside down, the grooves allow the water to flow rather than stagnating and spilling over your feet when you take them out.

They also allow cool air to flow beneath the cup and keeps them from cracking when they heat up with hot beverages.

4. The holes on the handles of utensils aren’t just to hang them.

Most of you may have hung utensils through the little holes on your pots and pans’ handles. However, these can also be used to hold the spoons while cooking to avoid the utensils from getting messy.

5. The hole in the cap of the pen has nothing to do with the pen or the ink.

6. The little pompoms on beanies aren’t just an extra touch of cuteness.

This style was introduced to French sailors so that they wouldn’t beat their heads on the ceilings of the ship that were too low. Later, the design was adapted by army troops and that’s how the pompoms ended up on our cute beanies!

7. The little slot at the end of measuring tape

Most measuring tape comes with a metal stub with a small slot on the end. The slot can be hung on a nail for measurements, without needing another hand. Notice carefully and you would see that the stub is also serrated on one side. This can be used to mark points without using a pencil.

8. Most childproof prescription bottles can be altered.

Most plastic medicine bottles come with childproof lids. However, not many people know that all you need to do is turn them upside down and they’re no longer childproof.

It’s important to make sure that this is done only when the medicine bottles are designed for this purpose and you are sure that there will be no children around it.

9. The ridges on the “F” and “J” keys on the keyboard

Ever wonder how you can just type effortlessly without looking at the keyboard? Well, thanks to these small ridges on the “F” and “J” keys, your index fingers can locate other keys with your muscle memory.

10. The brushes on the sides of escalators aren’t for polishing your shoes.

You may have been using these escalator brushes to clean your shoes, however, these bristles are actually a big safety feature. One of the biggest reasons for escalator mishaps is people getting their clothes and bags stuck in them when they stand too close to the sides.

These nylon bristles play with your mind and make you keep your feet away from the escalator’s skirt panels, hence avoiding accidents.

11. You can use your screwdrivers as wrenches as well.

A lot of screwdrivers can be easily slid through a wrench and are used to create more torque. This feature is especially helpful at complicated heights and angles.

12. The arrow next to the fuel tank symbol in the gas gauge

The little arrow next to the fuel tank sign in your gas gauge depicts which side of the car your fuel tank is on.

This feature is extremely handy when you’re driving a rented car.

13. The little wings on an apple charger

14. The little dot next to the camera on an iPhone is not a flash.

15. Most locks have a little hole next to the keyhole.

The little hole helps drain water from the lock when it is used outdoors to prevent it from clogging and rusting. This hole can also be used to oil the lock’s hinges.

Did you find these hidden features useful? Let us know in the comments below!

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/15-everyday-things-that-have-a-hidden-purpose-659910/

I Love Myself So I Am Letting You Go

There are moments in life when you realize that no matter how much you want to hold on, you don’t have any choice but to let go.

Today was that day for me.

Today started like any other ordinary day. I woke up. I drank my coffee. I thought of you. The same old ritual that I’ve been going through since I met you.

Except for today I finally saw what she looks like.

The girl that you picked over me. The girl that’s sleeping right next to you right now. The girl who gets to enjoy your body and cuddle with you at night while I cry myself to sleep. The girl you go out to dinners with on Friday nights and take weekend trips with.

The girl that used to be me.

I saw her. Part of me has always been curious but a part of me didn’t want to know. Knowing means she’s real. Knowing means it’s really over. Knowing means I lost.

Now I know.

Part of me instinctively defended myself. Shit, I look way better than her. You replaced me with someone who looks like THAT?!

Then, I felt ashamed of myself because this is not her fault. She just happened to be the one that he prefers to be with over me. I do not need to compare myself to her because at the end of the day, no matter how good I look or how much I love him, I’m still the one that got left behind.

Love is not a competition that I can win just because I am better. Love is something you fight for but not something you should compete for. Love should not be something I chase and force to have.

If two people are meant to be together, they will be together. Regardless of preference, of race, of sexual orientation, economic status etc. If it is meant to be then the stars will align and the universe will find a way to make it work.

There were countless nights that I cried myself to sleep hoping that you will come back.

Many moments that I wish I was prettier, that I was skinnier, that I have a different skin color. Maybe then you will pick me.

But now I realize that if we were really meant to be together, I do not need to change who I am. You will love me because of who I am, flaws and all.

So today is the day that I realize that I need to stop with the delusion that you will pick me.

Today is the day I realized that as much as I want the stars to align and the universe to be on my side, what is not meant to happen will never happen.

Today is the day that I realize that the only person I am hurting by holding on is myself.

So today, I am letting you go because as much as I love you, I love myself more. TC mark

Source : https://thoughtcatalog.com/jainie-left/2018/12/i-love-myself-so-i-am-letting-you-go/

9 Ways Old Souls View Success Differently

1. They do not view success as a destination they have to arrive at by a certain age. Rather, they intuitively know that real success is about creating a life that frees them from the confines of trying to achieve external measures of merit on some arbitrary set of rules.

Old souls view true success as being content where you’re at, no matter how far you may be from a certain destination. Success to them isn’t about setting goals to achieve, it’s all about having internal peace that isn’t dependent upon what’s going on externally.

2. They are not inclined to think that success is about working hard, churning out work 24/7, and proving others wrong with superhuman levels of productivity.

Instead, they believe that success is about managing each area of their lives in a balanced way and prioritizes soulful wellness above their outer image of competitiveness that others like to show off in society. They understand that nothing good can come from working at the expense of one’s own health just to hide unhealed wounds that come from persistent insecurities.

3. They know very well that aiming to be highly praised after death, except by a few loved ones, is only a vain goal, so their work means more to them if they’re able to make an impact in the present by creating value instead of aiming for something monumental that would be praised by future generations.

They are at peace with the fact that the lack of grandness in their legacy will not determine how well they’ve lived their lives. Rather, they just focus on how they can live fully right now.

4. They seek to improve their lives in order to nurture their inner spirit, not because they have some cutting-edge vision to fulfill with the end goal of making themselves prouder or validating their existence to people that only care about the next big thing.

Everything they pursue is all about maintaining inner peace and making their core beliefs self-evident in their daily living. Anything else that doesn’t align with this purpose isn’t worth spending time on.

5. They are terrible multitaskers because they giving each task their undivided attention and like to spend quality time in whatever they’re focusing on at the moment. They don’t view accomplishing multiple things at once as success.

In their studies, they like to peruse the subject they’re studying instead of reading snippets of it while trying to update their Instagram, answer some emails, or responding to several texts at once. In their work, they like to focus on one project at a time and craft it into the best version it can be, instead of working on several projects at once like a human factory. Even though society and most employers put multitaskers on a pedestal, old souls know that multitasking is unsustainable, distracting, and detrimental to growth. They only view multi-tasking as instant gratification and nothing more.

6. Instead of viewing setbacks as obstacles, they view setbacks as opportunities to grow more enlightened.

They know that setbacks are life lessons that help them teach what humility truly means and how society’s rigid definition of great success isn’t what they should be aiming for because that would only make them turn a blind eye to failure and the suffering of others. They understand that they’ll fail and experience many setbacks, but instead of complaining about how much they’ve failed, they turn those experiences into enlightening truths that would help them grow more self-aware, humble, and empathetic to those who aren’t at the top of the world.

7. They are more motivated to create something beautiful out of pain instead of chasing after what would bring them most comfort.

When they experience great pain and are aware of the pain of others, they want to pursue work that does more than pay for a consumerist lifestyle. They know that they’re not here on earth just to fulfill some Capitalist agenda or show off how hard they work. Rather, they want to create meaning in everything they do, fill a void that can’t be filled with material items, and heal those who are suffering from lack of emotional support.

8. They are in love with the creative and soulful work that they do, not with the idea of what their work can give them.

Old souls are highly creative beings that value honest self-expression in alignment with their core values for the sake of inner peace and personal fulfillment, not because they want other people to applaud them for it. They do not pursue something just because it looks fun or because somebody with a popular success story is able to make millions off of it. Even when they do experience failure and adversity, they always rise again and keep working without feeling like they’re falling behind because they do not view success as a way to see who can race to the top in the shortest amount of time. They do not lose sleep over the fact that they haven’t made it on the 30 Under 30 list.

9. They believe that seeking greatness as a means of fixing their unresolved inner conflicts will only exacerbate insecurities and deepen the void within. They let go of the idea of greatness and focus on appreciating the smallest and simplest of joys that they can attain with every passing moment.

They know that anything they do out of pride and envy will only make them pursue society’s view of success (money, fame, prestige of job, social status, approval from parents, etc.) for the wrong reasons and leave them seeking more until they can no longer keep up with their heightening expectations. They only see those efforts as symptoms of fear, emptiness, and lack of self-love. This is why they choose to pursue holistic wellness by immersing themselves in what comes effortlessly, doing the most essential things that help their soul to become more aware of the magical moments in life, and above all, remaining unattached to the ideas of greatness that people highly covet in society. To old souls, living in accordance to these principles is an undisputed sign of success and the truest one there is. TC mark

Source : https://thoughtcatalog.com/christine-chen/2018/12/9-ways-old-souls-view-success-differently/