What are some of the hardest truths life has taught you?
生活教給你最殘酷的事實是什么?

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獲得44.8k好評的回答@Maya Mazen:

My mom was driving me back from practice. We were talking. All was well. The conversation slowly tones down. And she says smiling, “By the way, today's my birthday. No one reminded me so I thought I should just say so.”
鍛煉回來媽媽開車帶著我,我們聊著天,一直聊得挺好,節奏突然變慢了,她笑著說:“順便說一下,今天是我生日。沒人想起來,所以我想應該提一下。”

She laughed. A laugh so painful I wanted to cry. She hasn't had a proper birthday celebration in two decades.
她笑了,笑得讓我難受到想哭。她二十年都沒好好過生日了。

Yeah. It's a little thing. But it mattered like hell. I used to remember. But things change.
是的,生日是小事,但也很重要。我以前還記得,但很多事情都變了。

The hardest truth, you ask? Love is one sided, most of the time.
你問最殘酷的事實是什么?愛是單向的,大多數時候都是如此。

That's because most people want love but not the responsibility it comes with. A parent takes all that responsibility. They take it all. I promise you. They'll take it to their grave. Even if they never get it back.
那是因為大多數人想得到愛,卻不想承擔相應的責任。父母承擔了所有責任,付出了所有,這一點我可以向你保證。即使永遠得不到回報他們也會愛你到生命的盡頭。

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獲得66.7k好評的回答@Scott Hayden:

1) Physically attractive people will get respect, even if they did nothing to earn that respect.
1)俊男美女會受人尊重,即使什么都不做就能獲得這份尊重。

2) Money is the only way to solve a great number of life's problems.
2)錢是解決生活中很多問題的唯一方法。

3) Heartbreak isn't a possibility, it's guaranteed.
3)心碎不是偶然,是必然。

4) Sooner or later you will have to stop caring. Not about your physical and mental health, but about other people.
4)早晚你會不再在乎,不是不在乎自己的身心健康,而是不在乎別人。

5) Teachers will love some students and won’t hesitate to criticize/insult others, and you might fall into the latter category.
5)老師會喜歡某些學生,而且會毫不客氣地批評侮辱其他學生,你可能會淪為后者。

6) You have to honor yourself and your wishes. Nobody else will.
6)你要尊重自己和自己的意愿,沒有別人會尊重。

7) Time is running out, and it passes a lot faster as you age. Think twenty years is a long time? It isn’t.
7)時間在流逝,而且速度比你老去要快得多。你覺得20年很長?你錯了。

8) There’s a reason older people keep cats and dogs as pets. These animals really are the best company in the world.
8)老年人養貓和狗當寵物的一個原因是它們真的是世界上最好的伙伴。

9) Haters will hate, even at the best of times. It’s the only job they can find.
9)怨恨的人永遠在怨恨,即使生活一帆風順,怨恨是他們唯一能做的事。

10) Lying, gossiping, cheating, and stealing happen all the time in the world of work. People will spread lies about you, even though you’ve done nothing wrong.
10)說謊、八卦、欺騙和偷竊在工作中時有發生,即使你什么都沒做錯也會有人傳你的謠言。

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