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Here are some things I've learned over the course of my (albeit short) life:

  • First impressions do matter.
  • Attractive people get more out of life.
  • It's not always about "hard work" –– who you know will get you in the door faster.
These aren't necessarily "sad" things, either, but they're an indication of how the world actually works. Humans are complicated creatures, but that's harder for some people to understand more than others, as we learned once Redditor l_lll_lr_lrll asked the online community, "What's a harsh reality no one accepts?"

"You're the bad guy..."

You're the bad guy in someone's story, so many of your enemies will never admit to doing anything wrong, but the thing is neither will you in some situations.

People justify their own behaviour to themselves. That's why so many people can't apologize and double down on the shitty things they do.

the-salt-of-dungroon

"Some people..."

Some people just can't be saved; you could give them every benefit in the world and they still could choose to throw it all away and you can't do anything about it.

IfTimeCouldDie

"You will be taken by surprise..."

Pain is inescapable. Not even acknowledging that pain is inevitable and preparing for it ahead of time can lessen it.

You will be taken by surprise, you will be hurt, you will not enjoy it, you will not be able to numb it, and there is nothing you can do except take it on the chin.

Cryptids4Sale

"The little ones don't..."

Mistakes do define you. The little ones don't, but if you make a big mistake, it will alter your life to an extent. Saying that they don't matter is a lie that will prevent you from diagnosing life problems later down the line.

CaptinHavoc

"Very few people..."

Very few people truly accept their mortality, and most of the time when it truly sinks in, people get scared and want to avoid it.

MettaMorphosis

"Bad things..."

Bad things will happen to you for no reason.

Burnt_Smurf

"You don't always keep..."

You don't always keep the good friends you meet. But that doesn't mean you can't make more later on down the road!

viking162

"Not everyone..."

Not everyone will turn out to be a superstar or super successful in their lives.

Beauty and money matter a lot. The world is nicer to rich and beautiful people.

chotu_fascistbaby

"Some people just don't get..."

Some people just don't get a happy ending, some people never find happiness or satisfaction. People tell you that there is light at the end of the tunnel but for some people there isn't, they never get to see any light, just darkness.

Kermitting_OOFSide

"There's a point..."

All human beings are capable of being viciously immoral. There's a point where we can be forced or force ourselves to become completely animalistic. We can perpetrate murder and genocide, as just one example, and if justified to ourselves correctly, we will feel no remorse. We like to think that the only people capable of such horror are a minority but the truth is that we are all capable of it given the right circumstances.

viktor72

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We aren't perfect. There's plenty of things in our pasts that we look back and cringe at.

That being said, sometimes those cringe moments go far past cringe. Sometimes they get to the point of no return awfulness because that's where our human nature took us in this moment.

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I don't miss high school or the people in it. People who seem to have peaked in high school also weird me out. How? Why? I can definitely tell you that life got much more interesting the older I got (my 20s were way more fun than any of my time in high school). If you were to ask me if I have any regrets, I suppose I would say that I wish I had been more assertive and stood up for myself more. Depression has a way of complicating goals like that, though. Let me tell you: It feels nice to be so much healthier than I was then.

After Redditor Sub2735 asked the online community, "What's your biggest regret from high school?" people shared their stories.

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When we are on the outside looking in, it can feel so obvious that a relationship is doomed.

When we offer advice to friends, family, or people oversharing at a party, the correct next move often seems wildly obvious: get out of that relationship.

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Some people don't take breakups very well. And those that don't can sometimes engage in behavior that others might view as bothersome, unsettling, even toxic.

Others engage in abusive behavior during the relationship, a major red flag that some people might not take seriously until it's too late.

After Redditor XYZ3110 asked the online community, "What's the creepiest thing an ex has done?" people shared their stories.

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