Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by all the good holiday cheer? Need a few depressing truths to balance it all out? If you are looking for something to brighten up your day, do not continue. As they say, ignorance is bliss. And if your goal is bliss, there’s no judgement here. For those of you that want something to shock you back into reality though, these are 25 Sad And Depressing Truths You Might Not Have Realized.
15 years from now, you won’t remember a single thing that happened today.
99% of all species that ever lived have gone extinct.
It doesn’t always get better. (Note: It doesn't always get worse either.)
The first thing you forget about someone is their voice.
Although this might seem to defeat the purpose of this list, there actually isn't any sad truth. Truth is just truth. Sadness is an emotion that we attribute to that truth when it doesn’t line up with our desires.
Someone is better than you at everything that you are good at.
Life is just one big, long act of letting go.
Life is not even remotely fair, and for the most part, success depends on factors that are completely out of anybody’s control.
You were born too late to explore the planet but too early to explore the stars.
You can’t remember most of your childhood.
Rich people have more opportunities to get rich. For example, if you come from a wealthy family, it is often easier to fund your ventures. Thanks, dad.
If this thought brings you down a notch, wait until you see number 2!
Most of what you want to accomplish in life will never get done.
Good things happen to bad people. Being good doesn’t mean that good things will happen to you.
You’ll never know how many people show up to your funeral or find out how big of an impact you had on peoples’ lives.
Most of the world doesn’t know or care that you exist. As for the ones that do, you’ll be forgotten by most of them in a few decades.
People keep you in their lives for reasons that you may not understand. When those reasons change, they will move on.
You’re almost certainly the villain in somebody else’s story whether it was deserved or not,
Misery and anger can end a life without much resistance. All the positive emotions in the world cannot bring one back.
You’ll only have your dog for part of your life. It will have you for it’s entire life.
As Captain Jean-Luc Picard once said, “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness, that is life.”
Except for a few corner cases, either you'll be at your parents funeral, or they'll be at yours.
Just because you love someone wholeheartedly, doesn’t mean that they’ll love you back.
Silver medalists feel a lot worse than bronze medalists (because they were so close to the gold).
Looking for something less depressing and more scientific? Check out 25 Mind Bending Scientific Truths To Challenge Your Brain.
There are people who don’t work and make more money than you.
Sometimes your best isn’t good enough.
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