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Teachers Share The Moment They Questioned Their Students' Intelligence

Teaching is a VERY stressful career to pick. It's not just about needing to know material and confidently deliver it to a classroom of students, but it also accounts for a little bit of making sure they don't do anything stupid during the school day. And the students in this Reddit post, well, let's just say they aren't exactly teacher's pet.

Reddit user 12345burrito asked:

Teachers of Reddit, what was your "how are my students this dumb?" moment?

Definitely not a fruit.

Me: I'm thinking of a fruit that is yellow and very sour!

Student: Chickenpox!- SnapesDrapes


"One of my 16 year old students asked, while starting a multiple choice test, if it mattered what letter he chose."

"I just stared at him."

"Sometimes there are no words."- Happy_Birthday_2_Me


50% is generous.

"Not a teacher, but was helping my friend who's a TA go over some first year essays."

"It was an essay about video games, and aside from the format being nonexistent, one of the first sentences was something along the lines of 'there are many examples of video games, such as the Wii and PS4 and Zelda'."

"Unfortunately, she wasn't allowed to grade any papers below 50%."

"He got a 50%."- icntread

Not a good example of a student.

"I asked my students to write a sentence and give an example."

"One of the students (age 12/13) asked 'what's an example?'"

" Actually really hard to explain."- askerman2000

Ah yes, the mythological dinosaur.

"'Are mermaids real?'" followed shortly by "'I don't believe in dinosaurs'."

"She was 16."- Mooshan



"Don't know if this counts, but I was a TA for a semester in grad school (never again)."

"One student submitted this paper I will never forget."

"Basically, the author was wrong because the student found the argument 'boring'."

"In explaining the author's argument, he got most points wrong and then proceeded to say he had a better argument."

"His argument WAS the author's argument."- ontologyisrad

No. No they did not.

"I have a poster on my wall that says something about not believing everything you read on the internet, and it attributes the quote to Abraham Lincoln."

"Student said, 'Wait, did they have internet back then?'"- whateverreddit88

That was just a bad decision.

"I teach swimming lessons and lifeguarding courses."

"During one, I was trying to teach them CPR and instead of showing them first, I told them to show me what they already knew about it."

"I then proceeded to observe 15 16-20 year olds do the weirdest stuff to those poor training dolls."

"My favorite though was the kid who did a two foot jump onto the chest of the dummy."

"The dummy slid out from under his feet like a cartoon banana and he landed on his rear end on the pool deck."

"Good times."- masterroadtripper


Process of elimination.

"A classmate of mine in elementary school had this exchange with our teacher:"

"What's the answer to this [multiple choice question with 3 choices]?"





"I don't know."- gunnyfreak

Sounds like they were trying to get out of writing a paper.

"Three weeks into writing a research paper."

"'Okay today we'll continue writing the body paragraphs of the essay'."

"Student: 'What essay?'"- TheRedMaiden

An accident waiting to happen.

"In the same class hour, the same student not only tore apart a pen and covered himself with ink, he pulled the spring apart and clamped it down on his tongue."

"It cut him so deep, he couldn't get it off."

"He them somehow managed to dig a pencil into his hand and then the lead broke off inside him."

"It was like every moment I looked over, he had hurt himself in another way."- Azthioth



"I wasn't a teacher, but when I was a senior in high school, a junior in my newspaper class thoughts that women produced breast milk for their boyfriends/husbands to drink while having sex."- omglookawhale


"Taught really, really, really, remedial math in NYC High School."

"Always looked for reason for students incorrect answers to help them understand."

"One student gave the answer '2' to a question that in no way could come to that result."


"Going through few more papers, same question, same answer appears."

"Hmm, cheating?"

"While handing out papers next day, I casually asked one student how he arrived at the answer '2?'"

"Response: My teacher, that phrase always meant they were referring to their Middle School teacher, always said to guess if I didn't know the answer, but don't guess the first answer because that's probably not right."

"Is it apparent to you they are talking about taking a multiple choice test here?"

"Well, boy genius has 'translated' this bit of educational nonsense into guessing '2' for anything he didn't know."

"Never bothered to ask the second kid!"

"BTW, I had finally decided to give only True/False exams, and partial credit."

"Still couldn't get passing marks for most kids."- saguaro_48

Wall phones? Really?

"Watching a video about dinosaurs."

"A 13 yo asks 'how did they get video of real dinosaurs if they are all dead?'"

"Same girl also wanted to know how Mayans communicated with each other if they had no cell phones or 'wall phones' as she called them."


"And my evaluation and raises depend on these kids."- BikerJedi


Yes. Yes it did.

"Not a teacher, but a witness to the face mine made which was definitely, 'how are my students this dumb?'"

"It was 7th grade Lit and we were reading through The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank."

"We had discussions throughout and the teacher would have us write a summary of what we had just read before class ended."

"When we were done with the book she did a slide show of pictures showing the attic they were in and the secret entrance."

"About halfway through these pictures we hear a boy in the back go, 'wait a minute. WHOA! This really happened?'"

"She stared at him for a very long time."- kyle-and-karens-kid

I should have kept my mouth shut.

"Not a teacher but once I asked what a keyboard was, in a computer class."- GMAI72

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Double Trouble

"I'm not a teacher, but I've got a couple of good ones."

"8th grade: We were having student-teacher debates in a mock-up of labor unions."

"Half the class were teachers, the other half were students."

"In this particular incident, we were arguing about whether students should receive harsher punishments for swearing in the halls."

"The debate was going along pretty well, until one of my friends, who was leading the opposing side, and I'll never forget this, said, 'Well, you hear people dropping [N-words] in the halls all the time-'"

"She quickly realized her mistake, but everyone else, including myself, just kind of pointed and said ;OHHH!!!'"

"The debates were brought to a quick end after that, but I must have been in hysterics for the rest of the period."

"10th grade: We were in biology having a discussion about animals and the reproductive cycle."

"Another one of my friends literally didn't know chickens mate."

"She even tried to say that she just thought that chickens laid eggs randomly."

"I was probably in hysterics for a good while afterwards."- Illustrious_Spirit91.

Someone who clearly shouldn't be teaching

"I’m not a teacher by I was in his class."

"One time a guy in class didn’t know the answer to the equation, so the teacher gave him hints, after so many hints he still couldn’t come up with an answer, to this day I still remember his reaction, the teacher got so angry he literally called the poor kid an [R-word]."- TheSxberDude

It's what we used to write with, way back when

"On a regular basis, my freshmen students cannot work a pencil sharpener."

"It all started with a regular, old school sharpener screwed onto a counter."

"But, within days they broke it."

"So, I bought an electric powered sharpener."

"I always get a 'Mr., the sharpener isn't working'."

"Me: "what's the problem?'"

"Usually a) lead stuck inside b)its clogged up from all of the pencil waste."

"In either case they always ask 'what should I do?'"

"My response is the same every time, 'I don't know. Figure it out.'"

"They never do and put the sharpener back down."

"Usually, resulting in them borrowing a pen from a classmate."

"It's both ridiculously hilarious and pathetic."- ElZarigueya

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Our future...

"Not a teacher, but a student."

"I probably spent more time laughing in my high school American History and Macroeconomics classes than I have in the rest of my classes combined."

"My classmates would often spit out the stupidest questions or remarks."

"Here are some ones that stand out in my mind."

"In my American History Class, the teacher asked if we knew why the Phoney War happened."

"A student raised his hand and said "Because Hitler wanted to take his men trick-o-treating.”.

"The teacher passed it off as an obvious joke and moved on, but something tells me he may have been serious'."

"I forget the exact context behind this one, but a student once asked 'Are you talking about the Pacific Ocean or Pacific Continent?'.

"I have no words for this one.

"A student once asked 'Who wrote the Truman Doctrine?' as a question."

"Ignoring the obvious stupidity of that question, the teacher literally just said the answer ten seconds prior."

"We were talking about Obama's presidency up to that point a couple months later, and the same person asked 'who wrote Obamacare?' as if he wasn't in double digit age when it was recent news.

"The teacher was introducing our Vietnam War unit."

"He said that to understand the Vietnam war in full, we would have to have a brief conversation about geography."

"To that statement, a student interrupted his train of thought with 'Aw, I hate math', as what seemed like a genuine complaint."

"In my Macroeconomics Class, the teacher was talking about the first writing assignment we would have to do."

"He said we shouldn't write in contractions on his papers."

"It's a grammatical thing."

"A student responded with 'like when having a baby?' when the teacher said that."

"Like what the f*ck was he thinking."

'Which line is the demand curve?'."

"This would probably be an okay question if we were just learning about supply and demand, if the graph wasn't labeled, or if the graph was mislabeled, but it was April, and the graph was fully and properly labeled."

"Mr. Pongress and Dr. Costello weren’t particularly outstanding teachers for any reason, good or bad, but years after I had them, the amount of stupid questions and remarks they received from our classes alone made me feel a little sorry for the things they had to put up with sometimes."

"Even though I was usually in a laughing fit after the remarks were said."- TheTrueBrawler2001

Thievery at it's sloppiest

"When marking assignment and i noticed a student has copied from another, word for word without making the slightest effort to paraphrase."- writing-tips.

"My students tried turning in plagiarized papers."

"Unfortunately they're so dumb that they neither bothered changing the file name or paraphrasing the content."

"I think almost 50% of the kids in class sent me the same paper over and over again."

"Spelling mistakes and all."- Slaisa

Did you really think I wouldn't notice

"I’m a university student interning in a 6th grade classroom."

"Caught a kid cheating on his test who had THE TEXTBOOK WIDE OPEN in the glossary, while his test paper was on his desk."

"There was another kid the same day who didn’t do his homework so he began copying answers from a friend while the teacher went to the restroom."

"I ratted on him as soon as the teacher came back."

"What’s hilarious about both of these is that somehow the kids thought I wouldn’t notice and/or care if I saw them."

"Like y’all, I’m in school to be a teacher."

"I need to get on Ms. H’s good side in order for that to happen."

"That means ratting on your cheating a**es."

"But I’ll gladly continue to let the kids believe that I won’t notice - sometimes it’ll pay for them to think you’re dumb."- H8rsH8

Frustrated Ryan Gosling GIFGiphy

You can likely pass by just showing up... or not.

"Not a teacher but for sure one of those stories."

"So our math teacher at the end of the school year gave us an exam with everything we had during the year."

"Everyone failed except for two students."- ItsMeLyz.

I can't with this one.

"I'm not a teacher but when I was 13, someone in my class asked the teacher how to spell DNA."- greywolf_18

I think we all can agree that teachers deserve way higher pay.

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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?"


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"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."



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"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
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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.