14 People Share The Hard Truths Humans Are Still Unwilling To Face

I don’t know about you, but even though I used to enjoy nature documentaries as a child, I can hardly watch them anymore. They’re more like horror shows than anything, and if you’re paying attention to how soon and sharply things could go wrong, it can be a bit too much.

If you’ve been purposefully not paying attention then this might not be the post for you – because these 15 people aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to sharing the hard truths that people really need to face.

14. We can’t accept it.

Honestly I believe most people can’t accept that they’re going to eventually die. The human brain can’t deal with it.

The pursuit of power, money, material things – it’s all in an effort to distract ourselves from acknowledging that someday we’re going to die.

13. More complicated than you realize.

You are what you are. You cannot define it yourself, except through discovery.

And you are infinitely more complicated than you realize.

12. It’s so sad to think about.

Your favorite animal may go extinct in your lifetime. Gone, forever.

Most tigers, other big cats like snow leopards, and even some smaller wild cats could all disappear in the wild.

11. Sad but true.

that people would rather burn the whole world to the ground just to rule over the ashes.

10. That sounds awful.

Cluster headache frequency follows a long-tail distribution. Meaning, the people who suffer the most are in fact more like “billionaires of suffering” rather than just “people who suffer a lot”.

Life is not fair… it’s exponentially unfair.

9. Kids aren’t for everyone.

A lot of humans aren’t meant or mentally stable to reproduce humans. I’d wager it might be cheaper to pay people not to have kids, as opposed to all the money that isn’t funded in social service.

Unpopular opinion.

8. It’s going to be hard to undo.

Even if we stopped burning fossil fuels in 2021 it would take over a century to return to 1980 levels.

There’s actually a lot of information to state that a layer of the ocean teeming with a fish known as ‘lanternfish’ may be responsible for helping recycling carbon from the air into the ocean depths.

Slowing down our attempts to do mass fishing may help this process.

7. It’s self preservation.

Everyone is selfish to some extent. There is no such thing as a truly selfless person. Some are just more selfish than others. We all live to serve ourselves.

Not that it’s wrong to be a little selfish.

I would go as far as to say, that’s just self preservation and it’s hard coded into all living beings DNA.

Humans are probably the only living organisms that actually try to consciously control some of that, which I don’t think is very common outside of our species, but idk I’m not a scientist

6. Can we do away with handshakes forever?

Every hand you shake has touched genitalia.

Thats why I fist bump, the likely hood that they have fisted someone is tremendously lower than if they have touched genitalia.

5. Maybe even all.

The majority of politicians don’t give two f**ks about the average person, only a persons vote.

4. I guess that’s one way to look at it.

it’s worse than you think it is.
it’s also better than you think it is.

3. I have to remind myself of this a lot.

Twitter isn’t reality and a large percentage of it’s regular users are the most toxic and entitled people imaginable.

This is something Politicians and Hollywood desperately needs to understand.

I’ve started to question how much of the toxicity and vitriol that has become the norm as of late across the board with social media sites is due to the rise in net literate children who maybe have a mastery of the keyboard, but don’t quite understand the nuance of friendly discourse and that lack of nuance has spread out and infected others.

Leading to a internet that is both full of new ideas, and sounds like a elementary school lunch room

2. It doesn’t have to and it won’t.

The universe is under no obligation to make sense to us.

I think Albert Camus said something along the lines of “Absurdity arises when man’s desire to understand meets reality’s indifference and silence.”

1. It’s always going to fail.

The world has grown too large for individuals to really understand, and because of that we will continue to try and apply localized solutions to global problems and be surprised when it fails.

I’m cynical enough to wonder whether or not this is even matters, because it’s probably too late anyway.


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