People Explain What They Truly Need That They Don't Yet Have
Photo by Duy Pham on Unsplash

Life is all about searching for that one thing that'll make it all worthwhile.

While this sounds like some motivational meme you might see on a health gurus Instagram page in Brush Script font, it's a fact we can all admit to ourselves. There's something we're searching for, striving for, and always on the hunt to lock down. Could be something tangible, that we can hold in our hands, or it could be something metaphysical, unable to be grasped but able to be felt.

Whatever it is, it varies from person to person.

Reddit user, Beacon_of_Truth, wanted to know what key element is missing from your life when they asked:

"What do you need that you don’t have?"

Maybe the thing you want the most is something tactile, able to be held with your hands. There's nothing wrong with that, because after all you can't drive a forklift with your imagination.

You Ever Seen A Sad Person On A Jet Ski?



"They say money can't buy happiness. I call bullsh-t."


Lifting Things Is Fun

"An EP-CPD20L1 Lithium Electric Forklift"


"That's some specific desire."


"We’re still happy just driving LPG Cat forks at work. The new line picker is fancy as heck but that’s also just a Cat."


Keep It In Tune

"ugh a good guitar finally. I started to learn the instrument from a blank slate 1 year ago and in that time I recorded 12 songs (5 are good, 2 are real good, 5 are just bad, but still finished-bad, which is better than a non finished something) and am actually advancing pretty rapidly. Takes a solid 30 minutes to get the strings tuned juuuuust right because it wavers in and out constantly, no matter what so my work in those 30 minutes is finding any sweet-spot for it to work out to where I can stay in key longer than 4 minutes. I mean this thing is beat like it owed someone money."

"I love the thing, I'll cherish it. It was there when I absolutely had to have it and I will never pitch or sell it, but holy sh-t I need an upgrade."


What's Yours Is Mine And What's Mine Is Also Mine

"A dog that can tell the difference between my slippers and his chew toys."


"Believe me, it already can."


It's not always something you can grasp. Maybe it's ethereal, beyond the touch of what we think we're able to hold onto. A true friend, a loving family, or the love of someone special.

Who needs junk when you have kinship?

Following The Good Times Only

"Good friends who are actually there for you."


"Most people wont be when you really need them to. It's not mal intent or anything, they just follow what is pleasant and feels good. The weirdos who stick around to try to be a good person are rare, even though almost everybody thinks they're one of them"


A Connection That Won't Break​

"Connection. True friends I don’t dread seeing or interacting with."

"Not feeling like I’m letting my family down. Being able to feel like I have a purpose for living."


This Is Why The Internet Was Invented

"An emotionally attentive dad"


"I may not be your dad, but I'm damn proud of you. Whatever you are struggling through, you will make it and you have my support."


Make The Choice That's Right For You

"A loving and fulfilled marriage. Not whatever crap I have now."


"Should probably get divorced then... or find a way to salvage your marriage. Hope you find your way."


You might be better off wishing for a genie than for any or all of these things to come true at any point in your waking life.

Right Then And There

"A time machine to go back to when I was 19.75 years old and make better decisions with my life."


"Imma need to borrow that when you're done."


It'd Be Really Cute to Have

"It’s a toss up between a miniature giraffe, or a functioning Congress filled with reasonable adults."


"Good luck with the mini giraffe then"


"One of these are totally unrealistic. The other is a miniature giraffe."


Sunnier Days Are On The Horizon





"You have to have the wherewithal to call and make a doctors appointment and then go there and explain how hard it is for you to get off the couch."


"Then when you finally do reach the point of getting medication it could just turn into a tedious game of trial and error if what they suggested didn't work."


So Long As It's Not Twizzlers. (Keep Up The Fight.)

"Remission from this f-cking cancer. "

"The beach and a hug.:

"Red vines if it's not too much."


It's out there, the thing that'll make you happy. Maybe it's an physical "thing," something you can possess, or maybe there's a someone holding onto the bonds you need to strengthen your own life.

Keep looking. It'll come to you.

Want to "know" more?

Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

Never miss another big, odd, funny, or heartbreaking moment again.

People Imagine What They'd Like To See On An NSFW MythBusters Episode
Photo by Erik Lucatero on Unsplash

Don't you love a good myth?

Us too.

Let's put some of NSFW ones to the test.

RedditorWizzlyG33wanted to hear about what lies need to be exposed when it comes to sex, death and all things over the top in life. They asked:

"If MythBusters had a NSFW episode, what would you want to see on it?"
Keep reading...Show less
People Divulge How They Cope With Loneliness
Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

Many people value solitude, and having time to themselves.

For others though, loneliness can be a crippling feeling.

Having no one to talk to or spend time with can get wearying after an extended amount of time.

Something many people know more than ever after the global pandemic hit in spring of 2020.

But while some people simply succumb to being lonely, others will find ways to help them cope with, if not completely forget, being all alone.

Redditor No_Blackberry_6286 was curious to hear the different ways people have of coping with their loneliness, leading them to ask:

"Reddit, how do you cope with loneliness?"
Keep reading...Show less

In this day and age of advancement, it's crazy how so many things leave our heads scratching.

Like how in 2022 is such and such still around?

Everyone in New York wondered that for the past decade until they took the final payphone.

I always wonder about companies that still make you send a fax.

Y'all have heard of email right?

RedditorPineapple_WarpDrivewanted to compare notes on why we think certain things and parts of life are not yet obsolete this late in the game of time. They asked:

"It’s 2022, what shouldn’t exist now?"
Keep reading...Show less
People Share The Questions They're Too Embarrassed To Ask The LGBTQ+ Community
Photo by Sara Rampazzo on Unsplash

It's PRIDE month. It's time to be loud and proud.

Well, every minute of everyday we should be loud and proud.

But this month gives you an extra special buzz.

So in the spirit of learning, we will be taking questions from the class.

I know cisgender straight people still have a lot they don't understand.

What do you need to know?

Redditorhre_nftwanted everyone to feel comfortable enough to be as aloud what they've been waiting to ask a queer person. Safe space for all. They asked:

"What question have you always wanted to ask LGBTQ+ people but didn’t because you don’t want to offend them?"
Keep reading...Show less