What are some hard pills to swallow in life? People reveal their powerful answer.
Oftentimes, who you know is as important or even more important than what you know.
As a sheltered kid who was taught to solely focus on academics, this was a very rude awakening.
Realizing that not everyone is who you thought they were, and people will not always treat you in the way you treat them.
Most friendships aren’t as strong as you thought.
You don’t get to decide that you aren’t an asshole. Sometimes you do shit that hurts people you care about even when you have good intentions.
Similarly, behaviors that kept you safe in an abusive situation are often harmful and can destroy your healthy relationships.
Your physical appearance affects the way people treat you. A lot.
You can’t always be the best but you can always do your best.
Your body wears down over time. Take care of your back, knees, and teeth. You’ll need them in the future.
There are moments where you’ll need to let go of something/someone you love so so fucking much.
Some people will not like you. No matter how much you may want to be friends, you cannot “make” someone like you back.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your best just isn’t good enough.
Very, very rarely does anyone actually care about you as much as you care about you. You are a side character to everyone else. Often not even an interesting one.
This one actually has a positive side though: you get to stop being so goddamn self-conscious. Your coworkers are not going home to their families talking about how this loser at work wore the same shirt twice this week.
You can’t make someone love you.
It takes two people working all the time to make a relationship work, but only one to decide it’s over and then it is just done at that very moment.
Shit just happens, no matter how prepared you are.
Unexpected breakups, unexpected death, unexpected injuries, unexpected job changes.
In life, you can only control what you can. Everything else will happen however it will happen.
Admitting you’re wrong is a huge pill for a lot people to swallow, they would much rather blame others or make excuses rather than admit fault and take responsibility.
If someone can find a way to pay you less than you’re worth, they will. And there will be times when you have to accept that because you need the money. And sometimes those “times” will be years and years.
Life isn’t fair.
You can be a good person and still get shit on. You can work your ass off and still be struggling, yet some douche gets everything handed to them. You can do everything right and your life can (and will) fall apart.
But as true as it is, if someone is going through a hard time, don’t ever tell them “nobody said life is fair”. That’s one of the most irritating things I can think of.