People Share 25 ‘Cheat Codes” That Make Life Easier

Published 5 months ago

Some people seem to have discovered the secret to living the good life on this earth while others are still slogging away, making wrong choices and living with the consequences. Indeed, it’s no wonder that some folks got curious as to what the art behind the good life may be. One Redditor got on the platform to ask netizens to share the ‘cheat codes’ in life that they have discovered to make the whole experience more pleasant.

People started sharing their observations about pretty simple changes that everyone can make immediately to make their lives smoother sailing. From the most basic advice such as remembering to be pleasant and keep those ‘please’ and ‘thank yous’ in mind, to more complicated philosophies that can be applied to make one’s life better, read below for some valuable life advice people have learned the hard way but are sharing freely as you can see in the gallery below. 

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#1 Realizing that it doesn’t matter what random strangers think of you.

Image source: starfishy, Jason Wong

#2 Live beneath your means.

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#3 Drinking plenty of water and actually getting a good night’s sleep does far more for your mental and physical health as well as cognitive function than you realize.

Image source: RL_CaptainMorgan, Andrea Piacquadio

#4 Spend less than you earn. Don’t set expectations too high. Be grateful every day for what you have

Image source: Additional-Sock8980, Allef Vinicius

#5 Remember that it’s a brief and wonderful gift, and somehow simultaneously, that none of it matters. Both are true and can lead to a positive and detached approach to things.

Image source: Tyler_s_Burden, Ümit Bulut

#6 “Please” and “Thank you” seem to make tasks easier sometimes

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#7 Once you unlock ‘not giving a f**k about other people’s thoughts’ you basically double your mana indefinitely.

Image source: Professional_Plum997, Jed Villejo

#8 Compound interest starting in your late teens and early 20s

Image source: Novazilla, Glenn Carstens-Peters

#9 Fake being confident and eventually you will be. You’ll be a fake and a phony but you will do well in life.

Image source: CeiliogMawr, Priscilla Du Preez


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Enjoying yourself is the most important thing in life. And don’t let anyone else tell you *how* to enjoy yourself. Nothing you do that makes you happy is “a waste of time”.

I once read something really profound that relates to this: No one has ever been on their death bed and said that they regretted not spending more time at work.

#11 Be honest so you never have to remember your lies. Edit:typo, thks bro!

Image source: myass696969, Priscilla Du Preez

#12 Showing up on time. So much of life is just being there.

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#13 If you have no complaints about your food service/staff at a restaurant, ask to see the manager and pay a compliment and a “thank you” about the server/host/staff. Usually people want to see a manager to complain, and a compliment is nearly always welcome. I’ve gotten countless free drinks/appetizers/chips/% off my bill – all for just making a polite comment to management.

Image source: Kitchen_Pollution480, Rod Long

#14 Having rich parents. Being born attractive.

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#15 Learn how to identify patterns, since the majority of things in life follow patterns as well

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#16 **Do kindness, and do it often.** It feels awesome. Good things will happen.

Image source: The_Patriot, Erika Giraud

#17 Realizing that the ideal of constant happiness is unattainable. The drive to be constantly happy is causing such misery. No one can be happy all the time, and it is unnatural to think we can be. Contented is OK. Melancholic at times is normal. Happiness, and joy especially, is a rare gift. Accepting that makes a person more resilient because expectations are more aligned with reality.

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#18 Drugs. Unfortunately, like cheat codes, they ruin the experience and it’s hard to appreciate life for what it is again.

Image source: Kemilio, Nastya Dulhiier

#19 Playing work politics. Nearly all of my bosses got their position by brown-nosing and bullshitting because I find it incredibly hard to believe this level of incompetence I’m witnessing at my job was taught at a prestigious university.

Image source: rtthc, Sora Shimazaki

#20 Persistence

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#21 You know those people you hang out with but don’t really like and often drag you into their b******t against your will? Stop. F**k ’em. Every minute you spend with those emotional leeches is a minute you’re not spending looking for someone who is a genuine joy to hang out with.

Image source: Astramancer_, Liza Summer

#22 Stop worrying about what others think.

Image source: FreshStartLiving, Liza Summer

#23 Don’t put it down, put it away. Nobody likes clutter

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#24 The idea that in the big picture, nothing you do will matter and eventually the sun will destroy all trace of the human race so go do whatever you want in life.

Image source: Bdmp159, Holly Mandarich


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1. Determine your priorities for a happy life.
2. Find a job that requires the least amount of input for the most output.

If you want the new car every three years, nice house, eat out every day, the amount of input in your job will need to increase. But if you live a small modest life and learn to be frugal, you will realize you don’t need an expensive college education or stressful job to be happy.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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