The internet is full of people posting messages anonymously. Sadly, that means the cold, hard truths are out there.
One person on Reddit wanted to stare directly into the abyss until the abyss stared back. How did they manage that? By asking “What’s a truth no one wants to hear?”
People had answers. They ain’t pretty.
Here are the answers to the question “What’s a truth no one wants to hear?”:
1. On friendship.
“Friends will come and go. You will have many friends who one day you will never see again.” –Realitycheck-4u
2. Terrible news for me, the most likable person on Earth.
“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.” –DeathSpiral321
3. This is important to know.
“‘I don’t know’ is a perfectly valid answer to many questions.” –TheBrassDancer
4. Dang. That’s news to me.
“You are the main character in your life but you’re just an extra in everone else’s.” –Accomplished-Bee4700
5. Quit playing games.
“If you’re chasing a romance or friendship… the other person doesn’t want to be with you.” –Magicman2444
6. Parenting tips.
“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.” –UwU_was_ist_das
7. Practice good hygiene.
“If you don’t take care of your teeth when you’re young, you’ll regret it when you’re old. Brush twice a day, goddamnit.” –toothfixingfiend
8. Be prepared.
“War can come to your doorstep, everything can change. No country is immune. History clearly demonstrates this.” –SchteeveFour
9. Great news, everyone.
“You’re not special… but that’s okay because everyone is not special together.” –BeechballMusic
10. Wish someone had told me this sooner.
“Having a University degree doesn’t guarantee you a job.” –PripyatHorse
11. Scary, if true.
“Oxytocin, the “love hormone”, also increases animosity towards those you regard as ‘others.'” –Arcus91
12. Take that, babies.
“Not all babies are cute.” –616abc517
13. I miss my old mouth.
“Your belly button was your old mouth.” –Kairosiris
14. An important part of not being a narcissist is this right here.
“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.” –Emcee_Such_N_Such
15. Excuse me. What?
“Once cooked…a quarter pounder weighs 2.8 ounces, which is 30% less meat then originally promoted.” –FortisMaximus1
16. Hey, please don’t let my wife read this!!
“Your boyfriend/husband is always going to find other women attractive.” –Milkie444
17. Equality doesn’t mean what you might think it means.
“We are all not equal. We deserve equal opportunity and equal treatment under the law, but we don’t deserve equal outcomes.” –AmigoDelDiabla
18. Terrible news.
“Life will never be exactly like it was before the pandemic started.” –SchteeveFour
19. Climate Change is here.
“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.” –gandhikahn
20. The harshest truth, I think.
“There is no such thing as karma. The universe doesn’t keep a balance sheet where being good leads to good and being bad leads to bad. The truth is there are a lot of truly good people who never get what they deserve. And there are a lot of bad people who get far more than they deserve.” –movieguy95453
21. So, you’re saying I did it to myself?
“The vast majority of the problems you’ll face in your life are products of your own decisions, even if you were dealt a bad hand. Most people are constantly looking for ways to blame their problems on other people or circumstances. The sooner you take responsibility for your life, the sooner you’ll start to improve it.” –AgletAssassin
“Life is literally meaningless.” –ohphilly
h/t Reddit: r/AskReddit