Usually, questions about superlatives are difficult to answer. “What's the best," “What's the most," “Who's your favorite," etc. are all so tough to come up with because too many possible options makes narrowing down to one nearly impossible.

But answering which is the worst experience of one's life is dreadfully simple: the event is unparalleled and the answer is obvious.

But it's difficult all the while, for a different reason. The moment was




rockonyou717 asked, "Redditors, what is the worst thing you've ever had to experience?"

Professional Opinions

"I was stung by a Tarantula Hawk once and it was 5 minutes of the most excruciating pain I've ever felt.”

“Like, it sucks so bad the official medical advice for getting stung is to lie down and scream until it's over so you don't accidentally hurt yourself."

-- TheSorge

When a Child Mourns it’s as Confusing as it is Sad

"Good friend of mine committed suicide. We were 13. Just walked into a dead quiet school. Seat next to me was empty in 5th period. Nobody sat there the rest of the year."

"Still have the sticker she gave me a few weeks before she passed. I miss her so bad still."

-- BeeboIsHigh

A Gradual Slipping Away

"Taking care of my wife as she suffered from Alzheimer's. She was beautiful to the very end." -- OldGeezer

"Your answer broke me." -- _i_want_to_go_home

"That's one of the most beautiful statements I have heard in my life.

"As an older guy myself, who has struggled w the thoughts of 'poor me, poor me,' it's uplifting to know there are people like you and relationships that exist, where love or commitment or compassion, last until the end." -- norfolk-gentlemen

First Sadness, Then Rage

"My best friend was murdered when I was a kid. He had a twin sister. We were like the 3 amigos."

"After he was killed I fell into a deep depression and started having sleep paralysis. Killer was caught and felt zero remorse at trial. I wanted to kill the guy."

"His sister and me never recovered our friendship."

-- dbeey270

Pragmatic, Often Unmentioned Details

"Pulling my grandpa's life support 2 days after Christmas. He gagged for air for 30 minutes until he died. My whole family was there."

"He had a massive brain hemorrhage in his sleep the night before. Brain dead on arrival at the hospital. Totally healthy until then."

"I had a shot of whiskey with him 2 days earlier."

-- westdan2

Plugged In and Powerless

"I woke up during an upper endoscopy while intubated. I didn't fully wake up, I just became conscious. Couldn't move or open my eyes."

"Had about 2 hours of feeling like I was suffocating while they finished the procedure."

"Had nightmares for a month and still don't sleep well."

-- SeriouslyCrafty

“Well I’ve Had Quite Enough of That.”

"I was on a fire department for a few years after high school."

"A decapitated 3yr old at a car accident, dad through the windshield, basically eviscerated, and the mother with barely a scratch but screaming bloody murder."

"It broke me and I quit a few weeks later."

-- KingBrinell

The Great Scism

"In 2016 I had a tooth removed in the back of my mouth and the hole got infected causing an abscess that pushed my teeth apart."

"When I went to the hospital they told me if I had waited a few more days it would have split my face and broken my jaw."

-- TheScrawnyBlacksmith

Dinner for Two

"5th grade, had a parasite for 9 months. Didn't know I had it or what it was, but it was just awful. I skipped nearly that entire school year."

"I didn't eat anything except an applesauce every other day or so. Barely any water. Always had an upset stomach but nothing to throw up, so I often threw up bile which made my throat and mouth feel all burnt."

"I didn't do anything but puke and try to sleep. Didn't talk, didn't watch TV, nothing like that. It hurt way too damn much."

-- LET-ME-HAVE-A-NAME

The Poison Cure

"Being diagnosed with cancer and going through chemotherapy during this pandemic. I am young, and was healthy and extremely active before all this. I never got sick."

"The cancer was tough enough, but now I can't even see my friends or family who kept my spirits up."

"I'm terrified I won't make it out of this mentally the same, if at all. Each chemo decimates my immune system. Even a regular cut that gets infected could be life threatening."

-- adventure_pup


Do you have something to confess to George? Text "Secrets" or "🤐" to +1 (310) 299-9390 to talk to him about it.

I eat just about anything, but can't say I'm a fan of okra. Might it have to do with the way it is typically prepared, at least in my experience? It's slimy. It shouldn't be. It would probably taste better fried. But I have friends from the South who swear it is heaven on a plate.

But there's more than food that's disgusting. Like... why do people idolize Joe Exotic, the Tiger King? He's a sexual predator and a criminal. I know we all needed something to watch during lockdown, but damn. Don't tattoo his face on your body!

People shared their opinions after Redditor blackismyfavcolorlol asked the online community,

"What's that one disgusting thing that everybody except you seems to like?"
Keep reading... Show less
Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash

How do you tell if someone has a crush on you?

It's not always so easy, and many of us will fumble our way through it. Perhaps our only experience with navigating crushes comes from John Hughes movies (which I don't recommend following).

Oh, and while this isn't a Hughes movie, I would not recommend doing to one's crushes what the nerds do in the terrible Revenge of the Nerds.

Looking for advice? Look no further. You can thank Redditor chaitea_lexax who asked the online community,

"What is a dead giveaway that someone has a crush on you?"
Keep reading... Show less

You feel safe all the time...

Keep reading... Show less

There is a lot to hate about the world today. It seems like around every corner, awful news foretelling the end of the world is playing on every screen.

And we are expected to live in the middle of this? 2020 saw the rise of the term "doom scrolling" because the news about the world was so grim.

Keep reading... Show less