Sure, not everyone has the same epiphanies but there are some that many of us truly need to go through. While these things might be life-changing they really do accomplish so much good in the lives of those who experience them.

The world is an ever-changing place and in that, we all have to adapt and grow in more ways than we might want to. Below you will find a list of epiphanies or realizations, whatever you want to call them that you and everyone else will have to come to understand at some point your lives. Have you already learned these things in your life or are you still trying to gain a proper understanding of this world?

11 Epiphanies Everyone Needs to Have That Will Change Their Lives:

1. You cannot escape life, it has to be lived.

Life is not something you can just ignore. It isn’t going to let you just go through the motions forever. There will come a time when you finally realize you want to break free from the status quo in some form.

2. Some people want to escape their sufferings and other people want to fulfill their desires, that is just how it is.

Everyone does the things they do for a reason. Usually, it is one of these two reasons. We shouldn’t be judging others, we don’t know their struggles.

3. You cannot actually plan the future, sorry.

Sure, we can make plans for the future but actually planning out the future is impossible. Nothing ever goes exactly as planned. You can try all you want but there will always be minor inconveniences and problems come up.

4. Change is truly inevitable.

Change is not something you can avoid. it is going to happen whether you want it to or not. Accepting change is important.

5. Thoughts are only thoughts.

You are not your thoughts. Thoughts do not have to be acted on. Just because you think something doesn’t mean that defines who you are. You choose whether or not those thoughts become reality.

6. Emotions make us biased whether we want them to or not.

Emotions are always going to make us biased. There is no 100 percent way to avoid being biased in some form. Even when you think you are being fair, you most likely aren’t.

7. Most things don’t work on the first try.

Everyone has to try at things at their own pace. If you don’t succeed in the first attempt you have to try again. When it comes to first tries most of them are failed attempts.

8. Other people cannot define you unless you allow them to.

You are the only person in this world who can define yourself. Other people and their opinions do not matter unless you allow them to matter. No one can tell you who you are, no one knows your story like you do.

9. We never stop learning and we NEVER know everything.

No one on this planet knows everything. Perfection does not exist and we never stop learning. Even in old age, we are still learning new things every step of the way.

10. Your journey doesn’t have to be taken at the pace everyone else is going.

You don’t have to rush life. You can do whatever it is you want to do at the pace you want to do it. Everyone’s journey is different and you can go slow if you want. There is no shame is slowing things down.

11. You don’t owe anyone anything.

You do not owe anyone anything. You are not in debt to your parents for them having raised you and your friends shouldn’t be making you feel bad for breaking plans when you need to. This life is yours to live.

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