Top 10 Hardest Things in Life

The Top Ten
1 School

It is absolute agony, tons of workload coming from all classes, which all expect you to work at the same rate. It completely ignores mental health and just shoves the idea that failure = bad, which is nowhere near true. If it was made to prepare you for life, it should be treated and done like it. And they completely ignore that purpose. School sucks.

Things can be complicated at school because they don't teach you all those things you should do when you grow up. For example, voting for the best president, or paying taxes. They only want you to be smarter and make class less fun. Sometimes they teach you stuff like nouns, verbs ect. I know your supposed to be at school, but school gives you mental issues, stress and anxiety. They also force you to be here at school. Sometimes we could be tired and stressed out so we want to stay at home, but the next day they ask why, and you say that your tired and they think its some excuse to stay at home and be lazy. So you can tell your teaches your problems with school or show some videos on why some kids don't want to go to school. Maybe, just maybe they will change...

2 Accepting death

I've lost 4 dogs in my life. The thing is, I have grown up around dogs my entire life, and so when one of them die, the pain worsens every time.

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.

It's a really hard thing in life and you never really know what happens when you die but it's so very bad and painful and you never want to die but you always have to. So you should always try to have the best life before you die. It's so hard on you because you wake up and you see that you're not alive you're friends are all gone and you don't know where you are and you think that it's just not fair, but it makes you know that you don't have to be scared anymore. Oh and it's so so so bad and sad, but the good thing is that everyone will always and forever remember you.

3 Growing up

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.

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!


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!

4 Taking rejection

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?

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 reputation. Anyone who does do this is simply weak-minded, and must reconsider their values immediately.

6 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.

7 Being depressed

I've never been diagnosed with depression before, so I'm not qualified to talk on the matter-but I've seen what depression does to someone. 3 of my friends have had severe depression, and the effects (not visibly) were there. It hurt seeing them like that, but it hurts more to think about what they went through.

Depression can be really tough. Major Depressive Disorder is the worst. It can cause suicidal ideation, which is one of the hardest things to go through in my opinion.

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!

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.

9 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...

10 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.

The Contenders
11 Having to move away

In 2nd grade, I was told by my mom we would be moving somewhere. I enjoyed the place i used to live in, had very close friends and didn't want to go. It was incredibly hard to say goodbye to the place I had loved for so long.

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

12 Being alone

This is something that I constantly dwell on. I'm never invited over to a friends house, so i usually stay in my house. And it hurts too, considering how everyone around me is constantly invited to another-person-i-know's house. Yet I never receive an invite. It seriously hurts. (and yes, i do express this to my therapist and close friends)

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.

13 Getting dumped

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

That's why I'm a virgin.

It never gets easy.

14 Controlling your actions

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.

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

15 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 hadn't mentioned, but this is all I have time for now...

16 Taxes

I can't wait for tax day!

17 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...

18 Goodbyes

Going along with moving away, this was the hardest part of it. Its also incredibly hard in general, considering any normal goodbye (end of the school day) could be the last.

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

19 Divorce
20 Beating cancer

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.

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

This one I'm really nervous about. a lot of cancer deaths on my mom side. Actually most died from cancer in my family.

21 Loving someone 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...

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

22 Getting sick

I don't feel so good

23 Addiction

In my opinion

24 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.

25 Succeeding

I know this is a rather complicated matter. Everybody has his own terms in calling his life a success after a long period of time. But I think it's the hardest thing to achieve regardless of your personal objectives.

If it was easy, everyone would do it. Most people go to school, though, so I don't see why it's at the top.

The self sabotage, the pressure, the literal concept of success. Its all too much.

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