People Divulge The Most Depressing Truths They've Made Peace With
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Life is full of disappointments. We lose out on a job opportunity or the one designer article of clothing we really wanted is not available in our size.


But we go on.

But the biggest letdowns are the ones we never see coming but must contend with.

Redditor Frequent-Pilot5243 asked:

"What is a depressing truth you have made peace with?"

No matter how much you prize a friendship, not all of them are for forever.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

"A friendship you thought would last forever can end in an instant."

– Febreze4200

The Best Mate Who Quit

"My best mate of 20 years, said that he didn’t want to be my best man and just said he didn’t want to be my friend any more. Hurt like hell."

– Gavindasing

It's Okay To Let Go

"Sometimes people you care deeply about will choose to drop out of your life and all you can really do is have the grace to let them."

"edit. to everyone struggling with being left behind, and to everyone struggling with having to be the one to leave- I hope the pain eases for you soon."

– girlloss

Restarting The Process

"I have a really hard time with this one. Every friendship I've had in my adult life has only lasted a couple years tops. Rarely a falling out or anything, but just drifting apart or sh*t happens type deal. It's hard for me to make friends in the first place because I'm pretty shy, so having to regularly restart that process is really discouraging. Right now I don't really have any friends because I've just kinda given up trying."

– plebeian1523

The harsh reality of losing the people we love hits home for these Redditors.

Grandpa Time

"My grandpa just wanted to get to know me and the man I was becoming during his last year of life. Which I was too young and too selfish to realize."

– MrMunky24

Lost Opportunity

"Yeah, this hits home. I spent 90% of my childhood with my grandparents. I was at their house almost everyday. When I got into my teens and obviously found friends, discovered women, all that stuff and then I just stopped seeing them. They’re both gone now and they died with the memories of me as a child. Although they seen me sometimes while I was older, they didn’t know me because I didn’t give them the chance."

– Loud-Distance-1456

In Grief

"My dad passed away 6 weeks ago and I will NEVER see, hear, chat or get to hug him ever again & that forever is a long time."

somethinggood19

These sobering facts were huge disappointments.

Truth About CPR

"This is coming from a firefighter:"

"If you have to perform CPR on them, it's most likely over for the patient."

"I'm not sure if I've made peace with it completely, but I've accepted it at least."

– Rukhnul

The After Effects

"I've taken CPR training twice in the past 10 years. The instructors were so completely different... The second one flat out told us 'you're giving them about a 15% chance of living, and even if they live, they will probably have some kind of severe trauma that will dramatically decrease their quality of life.' Wow..."

– DavidAg02

Despite Having Good Intentions...

"No one is coming to help."

– _meddlin_

That Train Has Left The Station

"I'm aging nonstop."

– insaight

Innocence Is Gone

"My childhood is gone, and I have no good memory from that phase of my life."

– anonymoose_mrx

No matter what, life goes on with or without us.

The best that any of us can do while we're passengers on this giant spaceship is to take life as it comes and pick up the pieces the best we can when things don't pan out as we'd hoped.

Sometimes, it's about celebrating the small victories–like finally finding a store that has your shoe size.

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