Being good at something doesn't necessarily mean you love doing it. Perhaps it's the unwanted attention or fear of pushing people away, but whatever the reason you're just hoping that no one discovers what you're really good at. The range of those skills is vast, and the reasoning behind them is even moreso.
Reddit user, u/Qeweyou, wanted to know that:
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Graphic design. I love doing it, but as soon as people find out you do it for a job they automatically need your help in building their website/making a logo for their idea/editing photos etc. I wouldn't mind this, but like.... maybe pay me for this skill I learned and got a degree in? They always assume it's free for some reason.
The Ride Is Fun, But The Destination Stinks
Getting fat. It's so much fun on the way there, but being there sucks and I immediately want to leave.
Right. Especially once you get back on the healthy train, and for the first three weeks ago you have motivation and inspiration, then you hit the wall of "okay this is no longer new and interesting, do I really have to keep doing this the rest of my life?"
Guess who's sitting on the couch trying to get up and workout.
Too Good For Casual, Too Bad For Competitive
Playing fighting games. My friends constantly whine at me if I win because 'you're more experienced it's not fun', and I'm not good enough to enter tournaments either, I'm in a weird limbo.
Your Success Is A Family's Demise
I work for a lawyer and so I like winning court cases. It's good to see your client get a good result from the judge or jury. Most of the cases I work on are family law or divorce cases. I enjoy the work. I like helping people.
But no one really wins in those cases. I can't really congratulate someone on the destruction of their marriage. So, while I'm happy to see each case concluded, it's sad because that family is destroyed in the process.
Zit's Impossible To Deal With
"Well, you did it. You got the blackhead. Your chin is a mess now. Happy?"
Spoiler: not really
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Reading books, especially good books for the first time. You're on a journey, have no idea where the end is. At some point it's over, and you know you'll never experience that book the same way again.
There are the very rare books where knowing the end (or key bits of information) make the second or third read just as good.
When You Don't Want The Journey To End
There is always a moment towards the end of a video game where you have to decide to finish the main mission, beat the final boss, and lose interest.
Man, FFVIII, decided to finish the game before completing everything. I remember it feeling anticlimatic during the credits, because I wished to have the game back but for some reason beating it took that away. I miss those RPGs. No time these days.
Why Do More Than You're Asked?
Work ethic. I like getting work done with time to spare. I hate that this puts me in a position of getting more work to do without any of the benefits.
I used to work with a guy who would finish his part of our projects and release his progress slowly over time.
I remember calling him once and he was working on his home automation setup, apparently he had completed his portion of our project a month ago and would just give me the pieces I needed when I asked for them so no one would give him additional work.
Sounds Like A Champion To Us
Eating the entire pack of cookies.
Too Good At The Zzzzzz
Taking a long, nice nap, but then realizing you slept for three hours and won't be able to fall asleep tonight
I can't nap either, but for the opposite reason. If I do actually manage to fall asleep in the daytime, I wake up feeling sick and sweaty and feel like crap until the next day, so I avoid napping. :(
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Astronomer here! Some years ago, I was involved in a program that scanned the night sky searching for Near Earth Asteroids that would hit the Earth someday. It was super fun, especially if you find an asteroid!, but yeah you really don't want to find an asteroid on collision course that will kill us all.
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