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People Share The Cruelest Thing They've Ever Done To Someone

Nobody who walks this Earth, has ever walked this Earth or will ever walk this Earth will be completely free of regret and instances of bad behavior. We're all guilty of treating people poorly now and again. That is of course not an excuse, we should all treat one another with dignity and respect. Evaluate your behavior, atone and move forward. And do better. Let's all try together.

Redditor u/Lenrique06 wanted to know if anyone was willing to own up to some regretful behavior by asking.... What's the cruelest thing you've ever done to someone?



My younger brother and I would sort of play fight when we were younger and it would escalate to a real and aggressive fight, keep in mind that I am 4 years older than him,and he would do things like spit in my face, and I would hurt him badly in the spur of the moment. The guilt and regret haunts me to this day. alias1ch1

I still cringe when I think about it.

I told my father that he had allowed my mother to die.

My mother was in a property dispute with her stem mom and step brothers. One day they invited her to their home so they could "talk." That was the last time my dad saw my mom. They killed her and tried to frame my dad. I was 8 months old at the time.

My dad has often told me that he blames himself. He says he kicks himself everyday for not stopping my mother. For not anticipating her relative's evil designs.

During my teens, I was often bullied by my grandmother and paternal aunt. I often complained to my dad but he just told me that I should be respectful to my elders. He was too busy trying to salvage him failing business to pay any attention to what was going on at home.

One day in the middle of a heated argument, I told him he was failing to protect me, just like he failed to save my mother. Scarcely had the words left my mouth that I began to regret them. My dad's face fell. He was truly hurt. I apologized profusely and he forgave me right then. He said he knew I didn't mean it.

I still cringe when I think about it. shygirlturnedsassy

nobody got hurt though....

Maybe not that cruel, but in hindsight I feel like I'm a psychopath.

When I was younger, my parents had control over our LAN-cables connecting to my brother's and my room respectively. The room with the cables was inaccessible for us because it was locked most of the time.

One day, my brother had an argument with my parents and it resulted in getting his cable pulled out. When I saw the room wasn't locked, I decided to restore his internet access fully knowing my parents would accuse him of breaking the rules. It escalated pretty badly (nobody got hurt though).

I knew what was gonna happen, yet I still wanted to see (or rather hear) it just because I could. Encrux615

I do this all the time.

I once gave the bagel shop worker a fake name instead of my real one. AIDANboi321

I do this all the time. My name is difficult for most people to pronounce let alone spell. It's a sort of shortening of my name but no one has called me that until recently.

When I moved into my new apartment a few months ago I told my neighbors that my name was the shortened version. I get a chuckle out of it because my 'new name' is Alie (a lie.) Leafy81



Ate their leftovers. Beansiesdaddy

Oh the Trauma....

I have more than one because of unresolved trauma that turned me into a monster of a teenager.

  1. I had a best friend all through high school and one night at a party senior year I just told her we weren't going to be friends anymore. Nothing was even wrong. I was just tired of always talking to her. I guess I just didn't like her anymore for some reason. She cried and demanded explanation. Followed me around the whole party all night until I just left. I didn't talk to her for two weeks and then decided I wanted to be friends with her again. She became my friend again and acted like nothing happened.

  1. My boyfriend brought a cake to my house once. I don't remember why. My brother asked if he could have some and I refused to let him have any. My mother went out and bought him a cake because I was set that he couldn't have any.

Those are the two that bother me the most. Andandromeda3821

Hey Red....

Went to a picnic with my family and my mom's friend who had a baby that was super into strawberries (around 1 year old). I would pretend to feed him a strawberry but then would give him a cheery tomato instead. dwhyyou

I vowed revenge....

When I was in college, sometimes people would leave their computer logged in on the iMac's. I'm not an apple person at all but one thing I learned is to make the app tray thing super small and off to the side and take a screen shot of the original desktop so it looks like the tray is where the person left it. It happened to me once and I vowed revenge on that unknown prankster. Herdie27

Poor Gabe.


In high school this dude made fun me so as retaliation I narked on him and told security he had drugs in his bag, he didn't do drugs. They searched him and found a screw driver and called it a weapon. He was expelled for it. I'm sorry Gabe. LimaBearz

I'm so sorry pizza guy....

When I was 14, I was out with a group of mates drunk as heck, roaming around South East London, Camberwell. We were talking to complete strangers and stumbled across this man who didn't speak much English. He was holding a pizza box and my friend asks "OMG Can I have some?!" Reluctantly, he opens the box and my friend proceeds to take the ENTIRE pizza. We all ate it by ripping it apart like feral dogs. The guy had such a sad look on his face. It's 9 years later and I still feel so so bad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I'm so sorry pizza guy 💔. agmmamma

Don't Cry.


When I was in my early 20's I teased a male coworker about his new racing stripes on his car. I asked him if the stickers made it go faster. He broke down crying. I felt like crap and apologized right then and there. Became friends for a few years. My statement was the last straw after a bunch of crappy things had happened to him. It changed how I look at people/situations.

Other than that all the things I've done to myself. GraveyardNiko

"the school bus is here!!"

My sister, who is three years my junior, and I grew up in a small bungalow. She had the smallest bedroom and had it absolutely crammed with furniture and belongings. The narrow path that she had to follow in and out of the room was barely a foot wide and snaked in multiple directions.

One time when I was 13 and she was 10, I waited up till she was asleep and quietly moved everything in her room a few inches off the wall, essentially making the path barely a few inches wide.

Come morning I woke up early, got dressed, put on my winter coat, kicked open her door and yelled "the school bus is here!!"

She promptly shot out of bed and started sprinting out of the room. Ended up kicking her desk at full speed and slamming into some shelves, breaking some trophies and other fragile knick-knacks.

She ended up with a broken toe while I was grounded for a month. Amazingly we're friends as adults. stoic_minotaur


Convinced my friend that Errol Flynn's penis was so big that he had to have a trough put into his leg by a plastic surgeon so that he could wear the hosiery to play Robin Hood in the movie without him having a penis obviously strapped to his leg. I told him that this was done to avoid censorship.

It became his favorite "fact" and would share it with anyone.

Feeling totally bored with this, when he turned to me for corroboration when he was trying to win over a girl at a party, I just incredulously replied "No?"

He walked out of the party and didn't speak to me for weeks. forfar4

Using Mario. 

In Mariokart I did two things I'm not proud of.

1.) Whenever I got a lightning, I would wait until the last placer was over a jump, then I would use the lightning so they would fall into the pit and get even further behind.

2.) Sometimes I would drive backwards, and since I got into last place when I did this, the next power I picked up was usually a rocket. Then I would just wait until the first place passed me, and I would use the rocket. They'd get knocked to the side and their momentum was gone, but that was it. This was so rude because it screwed me over too- I'm stuck in last. It doesn't completely screw over the first placer. But the fact that I put myself through so much pain to bring the first placer just the slightest inconvenience- it made them so mad. Every. Single. Time. AnimalBoat

Sorry but with a chuckle....


My sister and I used to have bunk beds. I put sunscreen, like the oily kind for babies, on one of the steps and waited. She eventually came in and went up the steps but of course she slipped. One leg went through the ladder and the rest of her went to the floor resulting in her hanging somewhat upside down. I felt bad right after but it was still pretty funny at the time. queenwieda


One time I put SUPER GLUE on my brothers pillow before bedtime. My brother laid down on the pillow, hair got stuck, screams for mom when he sits up. I got grounded and we had to cut his hair to get the pillow off. HeartShapedDonuts4u

The BFF....

When I was in 5th grade, there was a girl that I was "best friends with." She was super clingy and didn't have really any other friends except me, and I liked hanging out with her too and considered her my best friend....until my other friends started to make fun of her (she was nerdy, wore glasses, wore turtle necks, came from a bad family situation, etc).

Me and my other friends came up with a nickname for her so that we could talk badly about her right in front of her face. I don't remember what the nickname was but it was an inanimate object.. say it was "bracelet" (idk). So she would run up to us in the playground and she would be excited to play with us on the playground and we would be like "oh my god bracelet is so annoying. I hate her so much. Bracelet is such a loser"etc, etc, RIGHT in front of her. She would always laugh and ask us "who is bracelet??" And we would say "oh you don't know her" and we would laugh.

Not only that, but we were also passive aggressively mean to her in other ways as well. I think that she eventually figured out what we were doing, because she would cry when we said things but never said what was wrong... but she never stopped trying to be my friend...I look back on my fifth grade self and just want to slap the shit out of myself for doing that. softserve79

2 Ugly to Live.

Every year for work we have an ugly Christmas sweater contest and then winner gets some BS prize but I chose not to participate. My boss asked my why and I told her "I didn't have the time to get your face printed on a sweater." I was transferred to another location the following week and I really feel bad because I didn't know she was going thru a divorce because her husband thought she wasn't pretty anymore. I think about it everyday. Dyskusten

Decades Later. 

I threw a kid's Cub Scout cap out of the bus window just being an moron. He got off the bus and ran back to get it and was hit by a car when he ran into the street. That was 65 years ago and I've thought about it, hating myself, at least once a week since. 3templeq

Soaked Through.


When my sister was 2, I was 12. One time she was annoying me so I threw a cup of water at her. When she started crying my mom peaked in the room to find her soaking wet, asked what happened, and I blamed it on her. Said she threw the cup on herself. My mom started reprimanding her. Yikes. littlesadgreenbean


People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.