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Okay, time for some real talk...

You could be the sweetest person in the world, but that won't stop someone from disliking you.

You can't control the perception of others.

You're not going to please everyone.

Most of us are just a paycheck or two away from homelessness.

Depressing, huh? You can thank Redditor WhiteMass for that, particularly after they asked the online community,

"What is the most depressing truth that you've had to accept?"

"No matter how hard..."

"No matter how hard you try to be a good person and friend, you'll never be able to control whether or not someone actually gives a damn about you."

tater_mf_tot

This is true. And people can really surprise you. I have been disappointed by others quite a few times in my life, and chances are you will be too.

"Some people are born lucky and some are born to have the absolute crap kicked out of them at every opportunity."

RaptureRising

I know some brilliant people who just can't seem to catch a break. It's a shame, believe me.

"Having right on your side..."

"That good doesn't always win. Having right on your side doesn't mean you'll have the support you need."

baxbooch

Bad guys win sometimes. In fact, they may win a lot, depending on your outlook. Says a lot about a world that's in the throes of democratic decline...

"No matter how nice..."

"No matter how nice, pleasant or thoughtfully you treat others, there a very few people you can really trust."

Kellymargaret

This is absolutely true! Be careful about who you share yourself with.

"It's another..."

"It's one thing to be acquainted with people you find to be friendly."

"It's another to have true friends that stick with you through "thick and thin" over the years of your lives together."

Back2Bach

I have a few friends in the latter category and it's a great feeling. It takes time and effort to cultivate these relationships though. It's a lifelong commitment.

"That you are the villain..."

"That you are the villain in someone else's narrative."

MagickJeanne

Yeah... I definitely had to accept this (and my own responsibility).

"That a few dozen people..."

"That a few dozen people can destroy us all because they don't like each other."

radeakins

World War III, anyone? Sometimes it feels like it'll happen any day now. And it's the same power players each and every time.

"Family is not necessarily..."

​"Family is not necessarily blood, you can try and push and push but sometimes the most air-headed, least understanding people are the ones you're born with."

Ailono

This is absolutely true! Imagine how revealing it was for me to realize that my extended family is full of horrible people.

My friends have been much better to me.

"No matter how hard you try..."

"Some people truly cannot be helped."

"No matter how hard you try, no matter how much you care about them, no matter how good you are to them, some people just want to burn."

jaykaikino

I had to accept this––let's just say that some people I thought would be around forever are no longer my friends.

"Sometimes the best people..."

"Just because you've had a bunch of bad things happen to you, doesn't actually mean it's going to get any better, even if you try hard to be positive and focus on making yourself the best version of you possible."

"Sometimes the best people get screwed over the worst and it just stays that way. A lot of times there are ups and downs, but it's never guaranteed."

SaltySteveD87

Well, that packs quite the punch, doesn't it?

Excuse me, I think I need a drink.

Apologies in advance if any of these depressed the hell out of you.

But... the more you know, right?

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