25 Hard-To-Swallow Truths That Everyone Avoids

Published 5 months ago

In the vast digital landscape of Reddit, conversations can take unexpected turns, leading to revelations that are as uncomfortable as they are undeniably true. Recently, a Reddit user posed a thought-provoking question: “What’s something that’s painfully obvious but people will never admit?”

The responses poured in, creating a virtual confessional of uncomfortable truth bombs that cut through the layers of societal norms and common denials. Today, we delve into the unsettling but enlightening world of these brutally honest admissions.

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Social media is poison.


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Cutting taxes on the rich helps nobody but the rich.


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Looks really, really, really matter.

It’s f*****g dumb, and not right, but it just seems to be this constant in life.

The better you look, or the better you MAKE yourself look, you will notice people are more pleasant to you.


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Celebrities aint s**t.


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You can do everything 100% right and be the best in the world, but sometimes it just comes down to pure chance.


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Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right.


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Adults still have no idea what the f**k they are doing. I never knew that as a child.


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That the American 2 party system is not good for the USA.


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Working in the customer services industries (retail, restaurants, etc.) are difficult. Physically, emotionally, and mentally difficult.


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Nobody’s success is ever solely their own doing.


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People are very often rewarded for being truly terrible human beings.

Selfish, greedy, narcisistic, sociopathic, all traits that will help someone get ahead in life by walking over the backs of others.


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The vast majority of people know exactly what their problems are and what they would need to do to fix them, they just feel too unequipped or overwhelmed to follow through.


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A lot of the time, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.


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Your mental health is directly affected by your physical health.


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that life waits for no one. life is so short and it just *ends* and we’re all not gonna matter one day. so move on and do whatever the f**k u want in this life.


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You might not like it but you need help. Everyone needs help at some point or another whether mentally, emotionally or otherwise.

Most of us are painfully aware of the need at some time but admitting to it and acting on that need goes unheeded.


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Some relationships are forced. Every day feels like a 2nd job after getting off work. If you find yourself “going to work after work”, you need to start asking yourself if the relationship is really a relationship and not a second job.

Thank god for my second wife for opening my eyes to what a “relationship” really is.


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All those bad things you hear happening to other people can, in fact, happen to you too because you aren’t special.


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Some people will not like you, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Trying to force a friendship or relationship with someone who doesn’t love you back isn’t going to work. Yet very few people ever learn this lesson, nor do they want to hear about it either, they think they’ll be the one person that can find that magic trick (they won’t).


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Life is actually easier the more responsible you are.


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Everybody picks their nose, it’s what happens next that sets us apart.


When people say we’re better than this, we’re really not.

We killed the buffalo to kill the native Americans. We gave them smallpox infected blankets.

We imprisoned our own citizens for having parents born in Japan, but not Italians or Germans.

We freed the slaves only to reenslave with Jim Crow laws.

We’ve done evil and have to wage war against our worst instincts or we’ll do it again.

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Big touch screens in cars are incredibly stupid and dangerous.

Yes a lot of people know and admit this, but car makers haven’t gotten the message. Not substantially enough.

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Most people are parakeets and mindlessly repeat whatever is regurgitated in their environment or social milieu. We’re all guilty of it to varying degrees.


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You can’t actually be anything you want in life. You can try and more power to you for trying it, but your personal skill set and the way your brain works may not enable you to do whatever you can dream up.

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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