People Explain What They Were Really Hyped For But It Absolutely Flopped
Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash

Expectations can be a dangerous thing.

It's very easy to be excited for an upcoming movie or TV show, an item of clothing you've been dying to own, or a vacation we've been saving years for.

But sometimes, when reality sets in, whatever it was we were so eagerly looking forward to doesn't always turn out to be everything we'd hoped it would be.

Redditor Tarps-celom was curious what fellow Redditors had sky-high expectations for, only to find themselves let down, and asked:

"What were you really hyped for but completely flopped?"


Is being a grown up all that it's cracked up to be?

"Being an adult."- marr318

"Running my own business."- LB_P

"Having a career, our whole life built up to this..and its just mediocre, and NOBODY knows what they are really doing."- SnooPandas1674.

Dungeons And Dragons Twitch GIF by Hyper RPG Giphy

For all the advancements in technology...

"Power Glove."

"It sucked and I'll never forget it."- Ekh0es.

"Google +"

"They made us to wait for a very long time with invite only feature."

'Ppl forgot about it when it was released."- introvertboyme.

Not worth the price of admission.

"'Dark Tower' movie."- urchisilver.

"M.Night's 'Avatar' movie."

"He broke my heart."- Suspicious-Elk-3631.

Stan Wawrinka Thumbs Down GIF by Miami Open Giphy

So much better the first time.

"Sim city 5.'

"Good God what a horrid mess."

"First week or more of release you were lucky to play because you could only play it online on their servers that were constantly full."

"Then once you hit like 50k people in your city the game was uncontrollable."

"You would literally run out of water and no matter what you did traffic took the shortest path so constant traffic and thus emergency vehicles couldn't move so everything went to hell fast."- InsertBluescreenHere

"Second go round of 'Arrested Development'."

"Deep inside I knew they’d never be able to capture that magic."

"Still, told myself they could."

"Narrator: They couldn’t."- PollyWentlightly

"Should old acquaintance be forgot..."

"Every New Year’s Eve party ever."- PollyWentlightly

Sad New Year GIF Giphy

When expectations are high, being disappointed is almost inevitable.

Then too, it's entirely possible that our disappointment didn't stem one bit from our sky-high expectations, but simply the fact that what we were so looking forward to turned out to be just plain awful.

Want to "know" more?

Sign up for the Knowable newsletter here.

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

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
Photo by Taylor Wilcox on Unsplash

It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
Keep reading... Show less
People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
Photo by Noah on Unsplash

So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
Keep reading... Show less
Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
Keep reading... Show less

The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
Keep reading... Show less