Life is tough, no doubt about it…

And it’s also filled with harsh realities that we all have to face at one point or another.

So let’s cut through the BS today and see what folks on AskReddit had to say about this important subject.

1. You never know…

“Your life can be changed forever in the blink of an eye. You have to deal with it or d**.

I’m 62, I went to run errands one day with my beautiful wife of 42 years and I came home 2 hrs later a widower.

She d**d of a massive heart attack in the passenger seat. That was about 13 months ago, it’s been hard, but I’m still here thanks to some wonderful people in my life.”

2. Think about it.

“Most people should not be on social media of any kind because they cannot handle what it does to them mentally.

It is not about socialization its about corporations monetizing your life.”

3. Gotta make it happen.

“It won’t just happen.

I spent a lot of my early 20s being sad and defeatist, feeling sorry for myself. I always coped with this by telling myself that I’d make something of myself eventually, and meet a woman eventually, and be happy eventually.

The truth is, eventually doesn’t come if you don’t make it come. Improvement has to be proactive. You CAN end up 40 years old, living with your parents, playing video games all day, and with no motivation. Nothing will prevent that from happening other than you.”

4. It’s true.

“Physical appareance matters.

Almost everyone is shallow, and if you are ugly, people might treat you as inferior and you will have disadvantages in almost every aspects of life (i.e pretty privilege or Halo effect, look that up).”

5. Do it!

“You have to walk your dog.

I heard someone put it this way which really hit home: “to you it may feel like a chore, but to your dog it’s probably their favorite part of the day.””

6. Get back up again.

“Failure is part of life.

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.” – Jean-Luc Picard.”


“Just because you go out of your way for people, it doesn’t mean they will do the same for you.

Having a bit of a cancer scare and told two friends last week, both which completely ignored it and continued to talk about themselves.

I’ve seen them through breakups, and family issues, and I couldn’t even get a “d**n that sucks”. It’s really f**ked with me.”

8. Love hurts.

“You can love someone with all of your heart and not be loved back in the same way.

I wasted a lot of time in my life either being too stupid to learn this or or at the very least too stubborn to admit it to myself.”

9. That’s life.

“Bad things can happen to good people.

Good things can happen to bad people.

It’s unfair. It’s life.”

10. Oh, well.

“Some people won’t like you for very arbitrary reasons, or for no reason at all.

It takes way too much of your energy trying to make people like you. Use that energy on yourself and your loved ones.

It’s a life lesson I learned much later than I could have.”

11. Long lost loves.

“Your first relationship most likely won’t be your last.

When I hear young girls say their first boyfriend is the love of their life I just smile. That was me.

“Madly in love” at 15 and thought we’d be together forever. It makes me laugh.

Thankful my first relationship was loving and respectful enough to make me hopeful for the next.”

12. Absolutely.

“Nobody is coming to save you.

You have to do it yourself.”

Now it’s your turn!

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