Top Ten Hardest Things In Life

The Top Ten
1 School

Frankly speaking I don't know whether this is that hard because I myself am 16 yrs old and in last year of my high-school and I have still so much hard things awaiting. But surely it is difficult like to get up early, write pretty nonsense things in the name of so called notes and byhearting so many things and languages which we are sure to forget soon. And most importantly wasting so much time in byhearting rather than understanding. I am sure we would have many genius people if they stop these unnecessary things and focus on skills instead of so called traditional teaching system. It is a hard part and becomes worse when you realize that you are wasting your time sometimes over nothing.

School has become about passing instead of learning. You get taught one thing for a term, do a test on it (hoping not to fail) then forget everything you just studied because if you keep on studying it, it'll be even harder to learn the next thing. I didn't even know how to pay taxes or use the stock market until the age of 20 and the only reason I know these things is because I taught myself

Okay, it's maybe hard to wake up in the morning ( even in the winter ) but the day you don't have go to school anymore and starting to work it doesn't stop. You have to wake up ( yes, even in the winter ) every morning to go to work. Plus, with work comes responsibillity because money will be important to survive at that moment. You can't stay in bed your all life.

We are so lucky to have education in first world countries. Stop being so whiny and be grateful! You would get no where without education, and disrespecting this special privileged is very disrespectful.

2 Accepting death

Yes, accepting death is one of the toughest thing in the life. You can't believe that you cannot see the person next morning, who used to taunt you, tease you, scold you and much more than that, who used to love you.
I realized this thing, when I lost my Grandfather at the age of 26. I was very matured by the time and I realized what death means. I did not cry, I could never cry for his death. But deep inside I felt, how weak I am. Can not control a thing. Weak, very weak and very poor. Specially when I saw my Grandmother crying for my Grandfather, my sister, my aunts, who really loved and cared my Grandfather.

Oh how my heart aches for us all... We live, we thrive, some strive... Some die old, some die young, yet we all die. But if we only set out, purposefully, to seek out truth we would find it! Why live a life to die when you could die to start living? People wake up. Truth is calling out... Seek it before it's too late! This is certainly not the end but the beginning. We don't just die and disappear. There's much more and the proof is out there. Just seek and you will find! Don't live like the rest... Hopeless and waiting and accepting death. Death is no more!

Some die old, some die young. That's just how life is. You can't do anything about avoiding death except for trying to face the fact that we all die one day.

I believe that there is heaven on the other side, but so far no one can know, unless you die. I'll just live life to the fullest, because you can't redo your life once it's over. Death is a part of every life cycle, and it's happened for billions of years. It keeps the circle of life going. People will continue to be born after you die. Plus, your family will remember you after death

3 Growing up

It makes me tear up just remembering all this stuff! When I raced the dirt track around the lap after school with some friends, playing in the rain, messing with my dog in the backyard, or heck, just sitting around playing charades or watching T.V. with my cousins. Just makes me wonder what Peter Pan must feel like... Waking up on a Saturday and being like, oh wait thank goodness it's a weekend *falls back to sleep until 11:00 am because of staying up until 3:00 am in the morning* But if your an adult, you wake up at like 2:00 am to study! Or go to work! And then, when you're back at school, everyone starts talking about a singer or some dumb hot guy. I wanna be 9 again!
~Owlpaw

Very true.. Learning from our failures and growing up is vital for the Success in our Life. The more early we grow up in life the better and less painful life will become.

I hate growing up it's the decay of the mind and adults are a hell worse they lose 50% of their brain cells I could sense of how horrible they are SO DUMB!

Don't take things for granted, you 13 year olds and younger. During those times, things can truly be "magical".

That means the rest of ones life is bad apart from the day they get married

4 Taking rejection

My arrogance made me feel like I could win everything, but I didn't know that there were better people than me, and that people aren't perfect. I had trouble whenever I got rejected from ASB or got rejected from a math competition, and I felt like the stupidest person ever. I was in depression for days on end (I was one of the straight-A students). Being rejected by a crush, is worse. It make you feel so angry when your crush likes the jerk (true story). Life gets better though. You can't have it all, but it's hard to accept that.

Having the feeling of rejection is worse than all the problems in life as the possibilities of accepting this is limited. People not accepting you for who you are, poor grades in school, and many more is painful to endure. The worst part is that because this seems so shocking to us, we aren't able to learn from this and all this depression we feel will be all for nothing. Everyone wishes to have a carefree life but this may be necessary as it can teach us to push ourselves in the end.

School is hard. Work is harder. And I'm pretty sure raising kids is hard, too. But there's nothing much painful than taking rejection. You go to school and work to have money, live. It's hard but worth it, you know.

When you get rejected once, it's okay I guess. Worse is when You feel lonely, when you feel that the only one who really loves you are your mom and dad, and even worse than that. Taking it is extremely hard, because what is the meaning of life if you are getting rejected everyday?

I remember growing up I always felt rejected, like no one wanted to talk to me. Like everyone was going out of their way to avoid me. I'm not sure why, I don't want to be a show-off, but I was really nice to everyone and tried so hard to make them like me. They weren't mean to me, but it was obvious the didn't like me as much as they liked each other. I still feel like that sometimes...

5 Raising kids

What sickens me to see in society is many people just jumping on the idea of raising kids with way less thought than it should be. You should base your decision on having kids based on if you have an ACTUAL FUDGING STABLE LIFE, and will for the next 10 years. And no, that does not mean working minimum wage at a dead end job with a house you can barely pay rent for. But of course, this happens way too, and I mean WAY too often, where the poor judgement of decisions often end in child abuse, homelessness, and a contribution to the problem of overpopulation. We should not shame people for not having kids, and we should not normalize the idea of raising children regardless of life stability. Raising a child will inevitably be extremely difficult and it WILL cost loads of money. If you tend to underestimate difficulty, then you are not fit for this position, BUT THAT'S OKAY. You shouldn't have a child just to show your significant other how much you love them, nor to increase your public ...more

I totally agree, I have Teenage daughters 16,15 and a 6 year old son who can at times be a little testy. My teenage girls stopped being the sweet cheerful easy to please happy go lucky girls about 4 years ago and kids now days you can raise them to show respect as I did but now they have got older and think they are grown, so when I call there names when they was little girls it was yes mam' now its what and I say excuse me and they say I said what. They challenge my authority all the time and sometimes even try to fight me... I told my friend why does people put themselves through the misery of caring them for 9 months and than labor pains to have kids disrespect you probably hurt you more than anyone in your life ever will and appreciate nothing and have no clue the value of a dollar and how much hard work you have to do to make a dollar... Once AGAIN, I AGREE 100% I TELL MY KIDS ALL THE TIME YOU WILL SEE BEING A PARENT IS BY FAR THE HARDEST THING I EVER HAD TO DO AND HERE'S THE ...more

This is why I don't wanna get married

This is harder then you think.

6 Being depressed

I'm depressed because all I can think of is death, war and Russia! They're making a super nuke that will 'make the atomic bomb look like a popgun'. It's all I can think of!

I am sort of depressed. I don't want to seek attention, but when the dodgy "cool" girls think you're "weird", life just gets tough.

Wait are you talking about having depression, or just being depressed. Either way sucks.

In my 40yrs I've beat bilateral testicular cancer, divorced from a 13 yr marriage, now losing my home of 15yrs now if that's not depressing. Don't know how much I can take!

7 Work

Disagree...Work will be the hardest thing in life it is not meant for you and you are doing it. If it is not your passion and you do not love doing it, then it is the hardest thing in life. I love my work and it is my passion and I love doing it for long hours without thinking about time or food.

Work is MUCH harder than school believe me. You have to stay for a select amount of time, most likely doing the same thing for lots of hours, sometimes you have to go overtime because of some reason. At least with school there are set times and all that.

Lair school is harder,but losing a loved one is the WORST

8 Losing a loved one

I do not want my family to die and want and pray God to take my life before my family as my life is fully attached with my family members and I can not live without them. May God accept my wish and take my breath before my family. Peace

This is actually a very heart paining experience you are alive when everything seem depressing.

How is school number one? I agree that school is difficult, but losing a loved one is much harder.

I think this should be higher. Losing a loved one is really painful and traumatic.

9 Losing a pet

I have lost my horse named Midnight... I think she is dead by now... Also my two dogs died, Bailey and Angel. What I heard was that someone else shot them or something. And also a cat name Zorro... He died when he got lost. We found him under our porch, dead. ALSO my cat Voodoo... She was the sweetest thing ever... She had seven kittens once. We kept two. Annabelle and Pepper. They are getting old though... But with Annabelle, she was super super scared. Nobody could go near her. She knew that Voodoo lay down with me every day though, and when Voodoo died, Annabelle came up to me. She's just like her mom. And my dog Hidie, I very very old. But she is still with us today, but has a problem with her leg... Once I had a horse named Honey. She had a baby, then the next few weeks we found her dead. Laying in the field. :'-( I had some dogs named Molly, and Ziggy. But they died... One of them died of cancer and the other, old age... I have many more experiences with my other pets that I ...more

I would like to say that pets are my life I am from Pakistan and I have 2 parrots 2 chicks and 1 hen.One my all animals died at same date and day.after some time I knew that a cat did it.but I am telling you all that if you will let the chick get out of cage so it will eat and swallow all things that they are on floor and the floor can be cleaned.i cried when I lose them

My dad's Maltese, Duke,died when I was eight. It was hard on me and my stepmom, since we were fond of him. He was three or four. I am afraid that my labradoodle will doe too early too.

Losing a pet is like losing a loved one/friend. Someone you can never replace.

10 Controlling your actions

I have anger management issues and it results in me having meltdowns over stupid things. I feel extremely ashamed of myself after they happen

I agree, this one is really hard, cause with all you have to do in this society, you can't do a slight mistake without being shouted over and things like that. You have to be perfect in all of your actions.

I find really it is very difficult for me to not to do bad things even though I know that there will no any result come from it.

To control your actions simply control thoughts. What you think you become.

The Contenders
11 Child birth

I'm sure this is very painful. I feel bad for people put through this. But I've heard that once it happens you get such a feeling of joy that you don't even remember the pain. Is anyone else in a sour mood today? Maybe it's just me.

Probably the hardest thing to go through at the time of actual childbirth but also the most rewarding I should imagine.

I'm glad I'm a guy, that has to be the most painful thing ever, besides getting stabbed, shot, limb ripped off, etc...

This is one of the reasons of why I don't wanna get married and have kids

12 Getting dumped

Getting dumped by the First Love is a very Hard Thing in life.

If your dumped your probably ugly try makeup

And that's why I stayed single

Relationships are stupid. this doesn't count

13 Having to move away

The only thing that would be hard about this for me is leaving all of the family members I have here.

It happens several times

When I was six, I moved to another town and I had to say goodbye to my best friend :(

I only had to move away once so far and luckily I don't have a lot of friends so for me it was pretty easy

14 Unemployment

Upto child days you are safeguarded by someone dearest to you, but after studies you depend on them for money and safeguarding your life is more worst and at the time of unemployment and long unemployment you are forced to this situation. It cannot be explained but in words, but in the day to day life it is the most worst thing and the people who have not realized are more luckiest.

That must be so depressing..Always work hard to achieve what you want, If you dedicate your time and energy to your dreams ( The things you want to be), Nothing will stop you, no matter how hard it might get - when you have determination for something to achieve then even time... the hard time will kneel down

To those who say school is hard, wait 10 years and see if you're going to say the same about high school.
Being unemployed is a top 5 in my book.

Yeah unemployment sucks but it doesn't last forever

15 Being alone

Usually at lunch at school, I lay on the floor daydreaming while others chat and play. I know, it's a silly and stupid thing to do, but I can't help it. Everyone's already got a friend while I'm just a lonely unwanted figure whose only true "friends" at school are Mr. Classroom Wall and Ms. Classroom Floor

There is a key difference between being alone and being lonely. Being able to be happy alone is essential but, for many, life seems purposeless when you feel like you don't belong. And sadly that comes with loneliness.

I like being alone. I feel awkward in groups of kids, because 95% think I am "weird" or whatever.

Disagree...Introverts loves being alone...It is the easiest and peaceful thing in life.

16 Asking your crush out

I think there's something harder to do: When your asks you out and you're not interested to date. I can't say yes, because I'm not interested to date, but I can't say no either, because I'll break his heart and lose a friend

This is a pretty hard thing to do. I've only been through it once. Strictly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

That's hard to do, but it's not the hardest thing in life in my opinion...

Good option, A ' guy stole the girl of my dream like a damn wuss

17 Taxes
18 Talking to your crush for the very first time

This should probably be in the list.
Your hearts starts beating faster when you step closer to her/him and you start sweating..
At the last moment you just run away because you feel shy (At least I think that).
It takes nearly more than a hundred times to actually 'start' talking to your crush.

Just hard, just just hard

That’s why you should force them to talk to you first.

19 Addiction

Addiction carrys a burden which a lot of these things

It says it in its name addict

In my opinion

20 Finding love when your true love passes away

I think if you lose someone you really loved so much,their is No one in this world who can replace that person.

It is extremely sad.

Like Forrest Gump and Jenny

21 Goodbyes

Being in a forbidden relationship with the love of your life and your parents move you schools just so you won’t see him.

When you make a new friend on the beach only to say farewell to him and never see him again :(

22 Loving someone who you can't have

Yes. It happens to me all the time. Some people tell me that "come on get over it! " Like u have no idea how much I've tried but it doesn't work to control what my heart feels with my mind... So, what I am doing is just thinking/fantasizing about him while realizing that I probably haven't crossed his mind at all. I mean how could that be even possible? He just feels like a soulmate...

You know you can't be together but still you can't stop falling for him, u can't stop blushing, u can't just leave him, but still u can't have him too...

This is something that should be way higher on the list. it’s a mix of rejection, and not feeling worthy

AKA celebrity crushes

23 Beating cancer

Definitely very hard also taking care of a loved one who is suffering. By we'll with the effort. University was hard but there are different types of hard through life

I was just told (after 10 years) that I beat cancer and was cured. Best day of my life, and probably (adding in the mental aspects) probably the hardest thing I have ever done.

Homework is the only thing harder

Yes

24 Divorce
25 Accepting criticism

It's hard to know that you will never be perfect, but criticism is people trying to help

It’s very hard for me to accept criticism

I have accepted many rude comments in my life, and I’m still pretty young... It’s been because I’m a Latina, or because I’m female or for my culture or race. But I don't care, because the things that these people are criticizing me for, are all advantages.

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