25 Truths That Most Of Us Don’t Want To Hear

Posted by , Updated on December 26, 2023

There are truths that most of us don’t want to hear. Sometimes it has to do with really serious things. Sometimes those things can be quite silly. Either way, truth can be hard to hear. Not because we don’t want to know it, but because it’s just…uncomfortable. These are 25 truths that most of us don’t want to hear.



You are the villain in somebody else’s story. No matter how good of a person you think you are there is always somebody out there who remembers you as a jerk.

villainSource: quora, Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Villainc.svg

You’re not special. Even if you were 1 in a million there would be 7,000 other people in the world exactly like you.

crowdSource: quora, Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/613445810

Some of your best childhood memories are almost without a doubt false memories (your brain is basically making things up).

brainSource: wikipedia, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Synapse_in_brain.jpg

People don’t get what they deserve because life is unfair. And besides, even if it was fair...most of us wouldn’t deserve much of anything good anyway.

unfairSource: quora, Image: http://www.thebluediamondgallery.com/wooden-tile/u/unfair.html

You are just as insignificant to the rest of the world as the strangers you pass on the street are to you.

crowdSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/people-crowded-steps-walking-692005/

One day you will be completely forgotten by everybody on Earth.

forgotten roadSource: quora, Image: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=88232&picture=forgotten-highway-into-woods

Scientists are fairly confident that T-Rex didn’t roar (it's disappointing, we know).

t-rexSource: wikipedia, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/dinosaur-mirror-wing-mirror-behind-1564323/

Tiny bugs are eating the skin off of your face while you sleep

sleepingSource: mentalfloss, Image: http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Face-Child-Sleep-1743936

Looks matter in daily life. Studies show that attractive people have more opportunities and are treated better.

crowdSource: wikipedia, Image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-walking-on-gray-pavement-42384/

Most of the nicest things ever said about a person are said at their funeral (this especially counts for people who were not very likeable).

funeralSource: quora, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heaven's_Own_Funeral_Service.jpg

Things are your fault. Maybe not everything, but definitely some things. Accepting this may be uncomfortable but it is also the first step to realizing you can control at least some of your life and make it better.

responsibilitySource: quora, Image: http://jphotostyle.com/handwriting/r/responsibility.html

“I really like you as a friend”

friendzoneSource: quora, Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shaymus22/4040580298

Most things in life can’t be fixed with simple solutions. Quite often both sides are wrong...and both sides are right.

solution and problemSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/board-font-problem-solution-chalk-953155/

Sugar is a drug

sugarSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/sugar-spoon-cutlery-sweeteners-485045/

Some people really do have a disadvantage because of where they start. If you grow up in the hood with no money and you have to skip school to work because your dad left your mom...it doesn’t really matter how hard you try, you’ll always be behind. It’s a lot easier growing up in the suburbs where it’s safe, the schools are good, and your parents can put food on the table.

piggy bankSource: quora, Image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/money-pink-coins-pig-9660/

People typically want to see you do well, just not better than them.

thumbs upSource: quora, Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahreido/3120877348

Your poop flies around the bathroom whenever you flush with the toilet seat up.

bathroomSource: mentalfloss, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Toilet_ordinary%26child,child-benki,japan.JPG

Everyone picks their nose, even that super attractive guy/girl.

nose pickingSource: quora, Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/quinn/171571

At some point in their lives, your parents wished they never had you.

familySource: quora, Image: http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Family-Fellowship-Friendship-Parents-And-Children-1671088

In the 21st century more people will die of overeating than undereating.

burgerSource: wikipedia, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/burger-fast-food-hamburger-731298/

Smokers actually cost the healthcare system less money in the long run. Why? They die younger.

smokingSource: bbc, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/smoking-smoke-cigarette-man-1026556/

The person most likely to kill you is...you.

suicideSource: wikipedia, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suicide_prevention-DOD.jpg

You are about 4 times more likely to drown in your bathtub than be killed by a terrorist.

bathtubSource: telegraph.co.uk, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/bathtub-faucet-white-bathroom-890227/

Due to the prevalence of online dating these days, there are a lot of people out there who first saw their spouse while pooping.

toilet paperSource: quora, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/toilet-paper-paper-consumption-627032/

Our gadgets, clothes, and food are for the most part products of human slavery, poverty wages, and cruel working conditions.

Cellular phoneSource: quora, Image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/hands-coffee-smartphone-technology-4831/

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