People Admit Things They’ve Done for Their Whole Lives but Are Still Bad At

Life is funny.

You can do something or practice something for years and years, and still be really bad at it for some reason.

It’s kind of aggravating, don’t you think?

I know I sure do! And I have so many of these things in my life that I’m not even gonna take the time to bore you with them.

But, here’s what folks on AskReddit had to say about this.

Let’s take a look.

1. Not good at socializing.

“Interacting with people.

Party? I hope there’s a dog

My best friend and his gf try and set me up with a girl? Does she find nervous guys attractive?

Meeting new people/ friends of friends or friends of gf? How does reading reddit and listening to music sound to you instead?”

2. Keep at it!

“Attempting to be more self-confident.

I’m always extremely hard on my self because I expect so much from myself. I wasn’t ever told that I was the smartest or the best, nonetheless I still expect perfection from everything I do.

It’s hard sometimes but I just keep trudging. Maybe I’ll get somewhere with it one day and just be happy with being me. That day is not yet here.

Every day is a new day though, and I try to push through all the self doubt mental roadblocks I am putting in my own way.”

3. Can’t figure it out…

“Left and Right.

I am 35 years old and have a goddamned PhD, but can’t left/right without thinking about it. North, South, East, West?

Forget it.”

4. Better fix that!

“Make pancakes.

Sounds simple enough, right? I don’t know why by I always end up burning them, getting uneven coloring, or them ending up raw in the middle.

Did I also mention I’m in culinary school?”

5. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

“Catching a ball.

You heard me, I’ve always sucked at it.

I’m not an athletic kid, but it’s still disgraceful.”

6. Sleeping problems.

“Getting out of bed.

I just can’t figure out how to do that at a reasonable time without being tired the whole day.”

7. Can’t carry a tune.


If you aren’t born with the ability to carry a tune, voice lessons aren’t going to help—not that I’ve had any.”

8. It’s a hard game.

“Golf. I just suck.

Had lessons, sucked. Bought better clubs, sucked.

Had more lessons, sucked.

Can hit the driver 280 yds but not necessarily in the right direction.”

9. Lost…again…

“Learning directions.

It took me 2 years to learn about different routes and passages of my university.

Honestly, I’m not sure if I know all of them because I still do get lost from time to time.”

10. Dirty dancing.


I took dance classes from ages 4-12/13 and then went into theatre where I did musical theatre styled dancing and now for fun I’ll learn tiktok dances. I’ve danced my whole life and from this you’d think “she should at least have the basics down” but I really don’t.

I’m okay if you show me how to do something and I can copy it, but I’m definitely nothing special and have zero flexibility.”

11. Not athletic.

“All sports!

I am the worlds worst athlete! I have no coordination and I’m extremely clumsy. I tried a few sports growing up but I got picked on because I sucked. I always wanted to be good at at least one sport.

Hasn’t happened yet. I’m in my 50’s now so the odds aren’t great it’s ever going to happen.”

12. That’s a tough one.

“I’ve been wearing a tie for thirty years, but most mornings I have real trouble remembering how to tie one, and have to try a couple of times.

I often have to look at a diagram.”

13. Frustrating.

“Playing the piano.

I’ve been playing for over 20 years and I still can’t sight read, my theory is weak, and I’m still very much an amateur.

It’s frustrating, really.”

14. Get out the axe!

“Play guitar. I’m 25 and have played since I was 12.

I’ve never taken lessons, just picked up my dads old guitar he bought in college, and started learning songs by ear. I’m not good at structured practice, so Im nowhere near the level I should be, but I love playing and writing music.

I can’t really play with others, because I never had anyone to play with and lack the technical knowledge of how to play with others, which I’m kinda sad about.

My technique is really horrible to well trained guitarists, but it works.

I’m by no means bad. I know most chords and scales, and I can sit down and learn any song by ear. Most recently I’ve been taking on Eugene’s Trick Bag, and I have most of it down at speed on acoustic.

I can impress people who don’t play, but high level players are mortified by my self taught technique.

Its a fun hobby though, and a creative outlet, and it gets me girls. I have no intention of making it a chore.”

15. Not working.

“Talking to people.

The older I get the harder and more awkward it gets. And I don’t mean trying to hook up or anything.

Small talk and so on is just not there for me.”

Okay, now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us what you’ve done for practically your whole life but you’re still bad at.

We’d love to hear from you!