13 People Admit the Concepts They Just Aren’t Able to Grasp

Some people just can’t grasp things.

You try and try and for some reason, it just doesn’t click in your head.

For me, it’s Math. And a lot of Science stuff, too, if I’m being honest.

I guess my brain just doesn’t work that way…

People on AskReddit shared what concepts they just can’t seem to grasp.

Let’s take a look.

1. Just don’t get it.

“Emotionless s**.

The idea of a one-nightstand with someone you’ve only known for a few days – or even just a few hours (?!?!) – and who you plan to never, ever, ever see again boggles my mind.

Zero judgement, btw. I have friends who are happily single and simply get their physical needs met with hookup-apps.

It works for them, and I think that’s great. I’ve just never been in the position of finding someone I barley know s**ually attractive.”

2. I’m with you!

“All of the higher maths, Algebra through Calc. I just can not do it.

I’ve taken Algebra 3 times and never got anything higher than a C. I get to radical equations and my brain takes a dump. Very confusing!”

3. Please explain it again…

“The stock market.

Having a number of friends in finance, they are numbers wizards.

They talk about how this pattern in this sector means the outcome will be this.”

4. Some people don’t care.

“Cultural appropriation.

I’m Hispanic and I don’t give a s**t if white people like our culture and copy it on their body or in their home.

It’s really not of any concern to me. It’s really hard for me to care.”

5. Confusing.

“The relationship between time and gravity. Like in the movie INTERSTELLAR, when the people on Earth age faster than them who are traveling through high gravity.

My understanding of gravity is a force that pulls objects together, the more objects together the stronger the pull. So I have gravity that pulls objects to me but it is so small of a force in comparison to say a planet or sun. Light is both a particle and wave so I get it being pulled by gravity.

But time isn’t a physical object, there is no particle or atom or whatever for gravity to pull. Time is our perception of our existence and our growth and eventual decay. So how is time being affected by gravity? How is decay slowed by the pull of gravity? If I were close to a dense system or black hole, would the electrical/ chemical elements in my brain slow down so I think at the same rate as I age?

Or would I be thinking really fast in comparison? Does gravity affect the rate of electron flow in electronic components?”

6. Not grasping it.

“Never have and never will understand inflation, I literally don’t understand how it works.

I get we can’t print more money but in my head that just doesn’t make sense, humans are the ones who ascribed value to everything so I don’t get what the problem is.

Yeah I’m not very smart.”

7. Seriously.


I really just cant understand why you would go out of your way to make the game/experience worse by purposefully being annoying and unhelpful.”

8. Don’t get it.

“Collecting things.

I have a pretty big nail polish “collection” but I wear all of it. When people collect things that do nothing but sit there, I don’t get it.

I have friends who own literally hundreds of those Funko Pop figures and I don’t know why.”

9. A mystery.

“The fact that people will take the teachings of a 2,000 year old book to heart and say “it’s all true” with zero evidence, yet completely ignore something that is scientifically proven will evidence to support it.

No offense intended to religious people, you do you.”

10. Too stressful.

“Having kids, the whole concept seems SO stressful there is SOOOOO much that can go wrong.

I really feel the negatives WAY out weigh the positives and I feel when parents are telling you the “joys” they are just trying to convince themselves their decisions were good.”

11. Happens all the time.

“How tens of millions of people can be brainwashed by the same narrative.

I know there are some pretty susceptible people out there, but I didn’t expect it to be TENS OF MILLIONS.”

12. What’s happening?!?!

“Time travel.

Obviously it’s a fictional concept, but every time I watch or read anything about it my brain starts hurting really fast.”

13. Mind = Blown.

“Things like Wifi, Bluetooth and airdrop. Especially air drop.

HOW THE HELL can a picture form my phone magically appear on my laptop? I don’t get it. There’s nothing there to connect the two.

It boggles my mind.”

Now we want to hear from you!

What are concepts that you just can’t grasp no matter how hard you try?

Talk to us in the comments, please!