“10 Harsh Realities You Need to Accept in Life (Part 2), and How to Conquer Them”

Dealing with Life’s Unfairness: 10 Things to Keep in Mind

Life isn’t always kind or fair to us. Sometimes, external factors beyond our control can hinder our progress and affect our success. In this article, we’ll discuss a few more issues that seem to play a big role in determining life success.

1. The Height Advantage

Studies show that tall people have a higher chance of becoming CEOs. This is because tallness is seen as a quality that exudes confidence, authority, and executive material. Unfortunately, those who lack height may get passed over for the position, even if they possess excellent leadership skills.

What to Do About It:

As tough as it sounds, there is no satisfactory way to increase your height. However, confidence is the key to success here, and a handful of shorter CEOs stand out because of their confidence. Study their behavior, think and behave tall, make yourself heard, and commit to the long haul in building your career.

2. Brand Loyalty

Often, people buy brands because they trust them and know that they can deliver quality products. But buying too much into brand loyalty can cost us more than just money.

What to Do About It:

It’s wise to commit to trying new brands every so often to help broaden our horizons. This way, we prevent ourselves from being trapped in one brand’s circle and ultimately pay convenience premiums. Additionally, compare different brands based on what suits your needs best.

3. Judging a Book By Its Cover

Do not judge a book by its cover, they say, but in reality, most people do. It’s well-known publishing industry fact that a book’s cover design is a critical factor in giving it a chance in the market.

What to Do About It:

If you’re an author yourself, let book cover designers work their magic as they know their craft better. When buying books, consider getting online reviews or using your library system, which has made accessing most books a lot easier.

4. Decision Paralysis

When presented with two or more choices, people have a hard time making a decision, especially when both options seem equally good.

What to Do About It:

Instead of listing pros and cons, it’s better to reframe the decision. Think of the goal you want to achieve, and which option best serves that goal. This way, you can determine the decision’s merit beyond its appealing characteristics.

5. Brilliant Ideas Often Get Lost

Sometimes the best ideas get lost simply because the person who thought them up doesn’t have the necessary skills or funds to make them happen.

What to Do About It:

Support start-ups that are lacking in the skills necessary to make it in the industry if you have the means to do so. Likewise, don’t count on your idea to succeed solely based on its greatness. Find people who possess the skills that you may lack and collaborate with them to turn your dream into a reality.


Life isn’t always fair, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to deal with its unfairness. By being proactive and keeping in mind these obstacles that hinder success, we can help ourselves make better decisions and achieve the goals we set for ourselves.

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