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There are some facts of life we should all be able to get behind, no matter how varied our individual experience.

That was the inspiration behind Redditor monkeya37's question to the online community: "What is a universal, objective truth you know about the world or the human experience?"

It turns out there are quite a few.


"You will be..."

You will be the bad guy in someone's story and there's nothing you can do about it.

SomaSovari

"Everyone is constantly absorbed..."

Everyone is constantly absorbed in their own weird head states. Whatever you're self conscious about, slim chance anyone else gives a damn. Took me way too long to figure that one out.

minimumoverkill

"It's possible..."

It's possible to do everything right, but still fail.

per08

"The trick..."

The trick is to build contingencies for failure into your plans.

Atomicrex2015

"There will always be..."

There will always be people who are willing to talk sh*t, but are somehow shocked when someone responds.

Charyion

"You can't..."

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You can't make someone understand a truth when his livelihood depends on believing a lie.

optiongeek

"No one will care..."

No one will care as much about your screw ups as you will.

You might be kept up at night thinking about that one text you sent on 20th October 2015, but for everyone else, it was Tuesday.

badgersinatrenchcoat

"Despite..."

Despite your best efforts, not everyone will like you.

Back2Bach

"It's one of my favorite..."

When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all. - God on Futurama

It's one of my favorite quotes from the show and it is very true.

-eDgAR-

"Everyone thinks they understand..."

Everyone thinks they understand more than they really do. Recognizing and admitting one's own ignorance and/or lack of experience is not only difficult, but not even in the radar for most folks.

BlueTuxedoCat

"It's important to understand..."

It's important to understand the all parts of ourselves, even parts that we might not even want to acknowledge, in order to change. Pretending that we don't have greedy, selfish, violent, etc. tendencies is lying to ourselves. Not only that, but only considering the parts of yourself we want to have when trying to change is equivalent to making decisions for a different person, a person you don't understand.

We don't really know what we need unless we actually know ourselves.

LarsIsAMilkDrinker

"No matter how old you get..."

Giphy

No matter how old you get, you're never entirely sure what you're supposed to be doing. We're all just faking it until we make it.

AspenEnthusiast

"You can't save everyone."

You can't save everyone. You can give someone all the chances in the world, tell them how they hurt you, give them exactly what they need - and they still won't take it. Some people are beyond what you are capable of. You can't help someone who doesn't want help.

nutjoke

"We are all going to die..."

We are all going to die and it more than likely won't be on your own terms.

lizard_king0000

"Evil people..."

Evil people, with bad intentions, absolutely do exist.

Nice people have a hard time understanding it, because they aren't wired the way these folks are. But they are predatory pieces of sh!t, always looking for ways to hurt or screw over other people, sometimes for nothing in return but the lolz.

Trusting and naive seems like a good thing, until you're victimized.

Peaurxnanski

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I'm going to be perfectly honest––I'm a city boy. I'm not a huge fan of hiking or camping. I happen to be a huge fan of running water. Have you heard of it? It's great. Highly recommended.

I've also, on a more humorous note, watched far too many horror films over the years and don't particularly like idea of running off into the woods only to piss off some demon that was perfectly fine until I arrived. I also have immense respect for our friendly neighborhood serial killers and demonstrate this regularly by staying out of their territory.

Those who love the great outdoors had plenty to share after Redditor Your_Normal_Loser asked the online community, "

Hikers of Reddit, what is the weirdest or creepiest thing you've come across while hiking?"
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Time is of the essence. And time is not definable. Those are lessons we learn as we get older; as times passes and fluctuates in front of us.

Time is always fleeting yet always catches up to us. I find myself shocked when I wake up on certain days and realize I'm a particular age of my parent that sticks out for me.

Like, how did that happen? I guess I should just be thankful I'm still here to witness it all.

Redditor u/TW1103 wanted to discuss the meaning... of time and all of its affects by asking:

What fact really puts the scale of time into an insane perspective?
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