Cold truths are hard to swallow for a reason. They strip us of the illusion that everything’s in our control and that we know things best. But in reality, that’s not how things work, and who likes to be told that?!
“What’s a truth no one wants to hear?” wondered Redditor u/grubbseuph11 on r/AskReddit and people shared some illuminating and brutally honest responses, like the hard-to-digest fact that “friends will come and go,” and that “no matter how likeable you may be, there are always going to be certain people who don’t like you, sometimes for no particular reason.”
So let’s get ready to be hit by a cold shower that should make you rethink this whole perspective on our lives, and be sure to check out our previous post with more hard truths right here.
No matter how likeable you may be, there are always going to be certain people who don’t like you, sometimes for no particular reason.
Some people are bad parents.
Being funny or smart doesn’t mean you’re ready to take care if a human being (maybe even multiple) for a good chunk of your life.
Please don’t get kids to fix a relationship either, I’ve seen this too much and it doesn’t work.
There’s no “health in every size”. If you’re over/under certain weight limit, you have a higher risk in getting sick. There’s no “but-“.
Oxytocin, the “love hormone”, also increases animosity towards those you regard as “others”
Not everything happens “for a reason” or because of something you have (or have not) done.
Sometimes, things in life and the Universe go sideways and it’s just your time to be caught in the crossfire.
War can come to your doorstep, everything can change. No country is immune. History clearly demonstrates this.
Climate change is an exponential curve and we are entering the shoulder. Natural disasters are expected to increase 8x in the next couple decades. It gets worse after that.
There are some people who just are NOT going to like you. And you will have done nothing to deserve, cause or warrant it. Its not your fault.
We’ll eventually be alone, so it’s either being comfortable with ourselves or being tormented by loneliness later in life
It’s not gonna be okay unless you make it okay. I often hear people say: it’s gonna be okay. Well, it’s probably gonna be okay, if you actually put the effort to make it okay. And sometimes, you have to let go, even the big things.
You can’t run from yourself. Moving towns, cities or even countries won’t automatically change who you are
It just takes a second to destroy what has taken years or even centuries to make.