Have you ever really, really had your heart set on something…and then you tried it and you realized it wasn’t for you?

I’m sure you have!

Because we all go through that stuff!

And these AskReddit users were nice enough to share their stories.

Take a look!

1. Definitely not for everyone.


It proved to be disastrous for my mental health.”

2. Bad stuff.

“On my drug journey, when I got to m**h, it was just too good. I live in a state where m**h and opiates are the predominant drugs of choice and I got hooked on both hard.

I have been sober for 8 months now and I will be dealing with the after effects of my drug abuse for the rest of my life. Anyone who is reading this and is thinking about trying m**hamphetamine, please do not.”

3. Here comes the panic.


Panic attack city, and it doesn’t really matter if I’m in a controlled environment or not.”

4. Not much fun.


Grew up in a super religious house so I wasn’t allowed to go. Then I moved out and found them super boring and overwhelming.

You can’t actually have a conversation, people seem to be acting to look cool and get laid and it can get super expensive.”

5. Snoozefest.


Even just following people I like.

It’s so jumbled and s**t is repeated constantly and yeah no thanks.

Just not for me.”

6. Not satisfying.

“Hookup culture in college.

I’d always wake up depressed the next morning, gave it a couple tries and decided it wasn’t good for my mental health.”

7. Boring AF.


Took a class in college. Prof said “just play around like it’s a puzzle. It’s so exciting to see it when it works.”

Nope. Not exciting. Sitting at a computer all day was boring AF! Glad others are willing to do it.”

8. No regrets, but…

“The Army life.

I joined all excited thinking it would be a lifelong career and by the time my first enlistment was up I had learned that I really don’t like being told what to do.

And no matter what your rank, there’s always someone there to tell you what to do. I did my time with a smile and more than 20 years later I still have some great friends, but I have never regretted picking up my DD214 and never looking back.”

9. Bummer.

“Being a teacher.

I love teaching.

I can’t stand being a teacher.”

10. At your own pace.


Always h**ed school as a kid. I was “gifted” so I breezed through it and now I’m a depressed, burnt out college kid.

I h**e school. I h**e college. I learn best on my own at my own pace.”

11. Do your own thing.

“Trying to change myself to please everyone.

It’s exhausting, it’s not self-respecting, and it took me too long to learn this.

But at least I’ve learned and am growing from this.”

12. The beat of your own drum.

“I found that having a relationship, having s**, and potentially creating a family just wasn’t for me. I have no interest in any of it.

My closest family members don’t understand me though.. but thankfully they still accept me

I truly enjoy my life the way it is, it’s just a little awkward at the family cookouts.”

Have you ever had an experience like this?

If so, tell us about it in the comments.

Thanks a lot!