What is the hardest truth?


Owais Raza:

1,No one actually cares about you the way that you think they do. It is human nature to be more self-involved and worried about oneself rather than others.

2,Money doesn't buy happiness, only financial freedom. It is a harsh truth that people only realize once they gain some type of wealth. It is the same reason that many very wealthy individuals decide that they do not want to live anymore.

3,We will all die one day. Sadly, no matter what you do or accomplish in this world, death is unpreventable and we will all have to face it one day. The only real hope is to do something that creates an everlasting impact and legacy in this world, so you can be remembered even after you are gone.

Sean Rothstein:


That one takes 99% of reality at the word of other people without actually knowing whether or not the information is correct, then uses that information to construct the entire value system one lives by.


That as a species we don’t have many generations left before the Earth will be unable to support us and we have used up the resources that could have gotten a “seed” of our species to another planet to continue our existence.

In both of these cases the truth is so difficult to deal with the ramifications of its being that one almost reflexively discounts them or nods and then continues as if nothing was said.

Chris Torgersen:

For me, the hardest truth to swallow is that justice is rarely achieved. A horrible lying swindler can reach great heights of success without ever being held accountable for any wrongdoings, while a person who is giving, caring, and genuinely nice can end up with nothing but pain and misery.

People want to believe that things balance out, that those who cause hurt and pain are punished while those who live virtuous lives are rewarded.Many religious systems are built around this idea. But really, people get away with terrible things much of the time, and good deeds are usually unrewarded.

This is a symptom of a larger truth: most of reality is noise. We look for and find general patterns in the noise, but the complexity of reality is such that most of what happens is essentially random and out of anyone’s control. The reason for any given event is never simple, and while we can maybe influence things, we don’t really control them.