19 Things About Life That Will Make People Bitter

Life is complex, and it’s important to recognize these difficult truths. By exploring them, we can gain a better understanding of the world and learn how to cope with challenges. An internet survey recently asked, “What has caused you to become bitter?” Here are the 19 best responses.

New Coworkers Making More Than Me

New Coworkers Making More Than Me
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“Loyalty is overrated. The more you stay, the more they take you for granted. I also made the same mistake.”

“NY recently passed their salary law where corporations had to disclose salary ranges in their job descriptions. This caused a lot of havoc for many companies as they scrambled to allocate funds to employees who would demand raises based on this kind of revelation. I love this new policy. Transparency is great for employees.”

Attempting To Stay in Contact With Friends That Wouldn’t Do the Same

Attempting To Stay in Contact With Friends That Wouldn_t Do the Same
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“I agree. I used (and still do, to some extent) to have the mentality of “Don’t make it into a competition. If you care about someone- contact them!” And I did. But after ten times initiating the conversation, I wonder if they’d bother to do the same. Each time they say, “I’ve been meaning to call you!” they never do. And I’m talking about good friends who share a history together, not someone I met a month ago at the gym. I still love them, of course, but this bugs me and leaves a bitter taste whenever I think of them.”

Aging and Realizing That Good, Kind People Suffer and Die Far More Often Than the Worst of the World

Aging and Realizing That Good, Kind People Suffer and Die Far More Often Than the Worst of the World
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“People always called me nice and sweet and conscientious. They also used to walk all over me. Now I suffer all kinds of illnesses and mental health issues because of the trauma. There is no justice in the world.”

“The wrong people die. And evildoers live on and on, bringing harm to others. I lost faith long ago in their existence, any god that fixes these problems. It is up to us, and we are not meeting the challenge.”

The Death of a Loved One

The Death of My Wife
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“Keep those memories close and tight, my friend. Remember them. For real, that blows, and I’m sorry.”

“My husband died three years and four days ago at 42. It’s not just that your favorite person and best friend is gone. Everything you thought would be your future is gone too.”

Seeing Bad Things Happen to Good People

Seeing Bad Things Happen to Good People
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“Seems true that every good deed gets punished.”

“Yup, only the good die young, as they say. It always seems the worst people have the best luck.”

Hard Work Is Not Fairly Rewarded

Hard Work Is Not Fairly Rewarded
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“Someone else who is lazier and/or less competent can get something that you wanted/deserved, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

“Success in the workplace has little to do with personal ability, work ethic, or results. Success is measured by how well you play the game and who you know.”

Showing Kindness and, in Turn, Being Treated Like a Stepping Stone for Someone’s Ego

Showing Kindness and, in Turn, Being Treated Like a Stepping Stone for Someone_s Ego
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“I’m sorry that’s happened. I definitely know the feeling. A few close friends took advantage of my kindness toward them a few years ago. It sucks.”

“You cannot be a genuinely good person and expect to get anywhere. Sure, you may live a happy life, but you’ll be walked all over by other people, your employer, etc. If that doesn’t bother you, then you can be happy, but it bothers most people.”

Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma
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“Life is tough when not only did your parents give you childhood trauma but also didn’t teach you any life skills – interpersonal skills, relationships, money, career, you name it. Sucks having to learn all these things on your own.”

“We seem to live in a world where people traumatize others and, rather than assume any kind of personal responsibility for the damage they cause, just tell you to get therapy instead.”

Working Full Time and Interacting With the General Public

Working Full Time and Interacting With the General Public
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“I haven’t been to work in a week due to the holiday, and I dread returning. I just can’t be bothered.”

“I thought this was exaggerated, then I did retail work between jobs. It’s not exaggerated at all.”

The World Is Only Getting Worse and Worse

The World Is Only Getting Worse and Worse
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“No matter what we do to try and better ourselves financially will be met with some new corporate that will knock us back down. I need more motivation to keep pressing forward. I want to retreat into my apartment and do what makes me happy forever.”

“Working on my master’s in education right now, and as much as I want to teach in school, all the horror stories I see everywhere make me wonder if this is the right choice. I’m jumping into a bureaucratic nightmare. Still, I’ve invested so much time, money, and energy into this career that I must see it through.”

Expectations

Expectations
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“I had these expectations about how life was supposed to go, how I was supposed to be. Life didn’t work out that way, and I know it was my own doing by having those expectations, but I’m still bitter about it.”

“I find that going from “promising and intelligent young person” to “average middle-aged man” has been a hard pill to swallow that snuck up on me. Having a young child and great partner still gives me lots of joy and hope.”

People

People
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“The general public has gotten so much worse over the years. I really dislike having to interact with them.”

“Most people think of themselves as “good people,” yet most of them also will go out of their way to rip someone off if they believe the other person “deserves it.””

Being Ignored Most of My Life

Being Ignored Most of My Life
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“I’ve always been reticent, and many people talk over me. Also, once I moved, all my “friends” ignored me. Since I’m not around to bring the marijuana or buy the beer, I’m not worth talking to. They can’t even take a minute to reply to a “Hey, how are you doing ?”

Growing Up in a Household With Unstable Finances

Growing Up in a Household With Unstable Finances
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“Love my parents and everything they did. But the lack of resources really impacted who I grew up with. Took a toll on all my social relationships, family, friends, and partners. No matter how much I try, I can’t get the money-related anxiety out of my system.”

“Financial trauma poverty is real.”

Knowing I’ll Be Working Until the Day I Die

Knowing I_ll Be Working Until the Day I Die
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“I won’t get to retire and enjoy some years not working. I’m so exhausted from the hustle.”

“They took away our one incentive. You can’t block out the light at the end of the tunnel and then expect people to keep digging.”

Everything Becoming Monetized

Everything Becoming Monetized
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“I’m not a person anymore, so much as a means to make a buck for someone or some corporate entity.”

“It’s so far beyond capitalism, though; anyone can look around and see that. We’ve been a capitalist country for more than 200 years. Still, the last 20, in particular, has seen everything become about money to the point that few can afford a decent life now.”

People Stomping My Kindness, My Loyalty, My Trust, and My Feelings

People Stomping My Kindness, My Loyalty, My Trust, and My Feelings
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“Had a girl I drove to work every day for a long time start dating my boyfriend. Makes you feel like you should do the same sometimes.”

“I took my exes son to the cabin for the weekend with my family to give her a break. Her break was seeing another guy all weekend.”

Politics

Politics
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“I genuinely struggle to see the good in politicians. All I see is hatred, greed, idiocy, and psychopathic behavior. It drives me insane.”

“They’re pretty tickled at how divided the people are. They must keep us scared, angry, mentally ill, poisoned, and distracted. They can keep us attached to an ancient rusty anchor forever.”

Humanity Isn’t As Good as I Used to Believe

Humanity Isn_t As Good as I Used to Believe
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“Homeless guy got into my truck while I was at work yesterday and stole the clean clothes I had for work for the week. Most of it fell and was then picked up by the cleaning crew passing by. Saw it all on the security footage. Lost my two favorite sweaters, one that my mom gifted me. The best part? I’m also homeless, so I can’t believe people.”

“It’s hard to come to terms with. I try to treat people how I would want to be treated, but most these days, I see it as a sign of weakness.”

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