20 Hard-To-Swallow Truths About Society That Everyone Avoids

Published 3 years ago

Reality is not all rainbows and unicorns! There are some bitter truths that people don’t want to hear as some words often trigger unwanted emotions that nobody wants to deal with. But is it okay to live in denial because reality hurts? Sometimes, living in accordance with reality can be beneficial, and acknowledging that life can be tough and bad things happen can help us find peace in acceptance.

A Redditor called u/grubbseuph11 put this question forward on r/AskReddit- “What’s a truth no one wants to hear?” and people shared some really honest answers based on their perspectives. So, if you are ready to take off your rose-tinted glasses, then scroll below to read some hard-hitting truths.

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#1 Having a University degree doesn’t guarantee you a job

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#2 Oxytocin, the “love hormone”, also increases animosity towards those you regard as “others”

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#3 If you’re chasing a romance or friendship… the other person doesn’t want to be with you.

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#4 War can come to your doorstep, everything can change. No country is immune. History clearly demonstrates this.

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#5 Bad people don’t always “get what they deserve”.

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#6 It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.

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#7 Most people genuinely do not care about you or your opinions, which is just fine.

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#8 Life will never be exactly like it was before the pandemic started.

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#9 Life is as much unfair and unjust as it is possible for it to be.

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#10 Friends will come and go. You will have many friends who one day you will never see again.

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#11 You are the main character in your life but you’re just an extra in everyone else’s

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#12 It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.

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#13 Climate change is an exponential curve and we are entering the shoulder. Natural disasters are expected to increase 8x in the next couple of decades. It gets worse after that.

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#14 You’re not special… but that’s okay because everyone is not special together.

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#15 You aren’t a hero or even a good person just because you’re in the military

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#16 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-“.

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#17 Not all babies are cute

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#18 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.

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#19 You won’t be young and beautiful forever.

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#20 “I don’t know” is a perfectly valid answer to many questions.

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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