Things Are Not Always As Easy As They May Seem, And These Redditors Experienced It First Hand

by Shasta

It always makes me laugh oh so hard when people scoff and say oh that's so easy are you serious! And you're just standing there like..."No...No it is not. Have fun pretending it is though!

You'll figure it out the hard way!" These are for sure moments where that whole bit fits perfectly. We gotta take everything in strides though folks. It's the only way we survive!

So take some things with a grain of salt and just let it gliiiide of your backside. I promise it's for the best. In the mean time, laugh about these people who definitely wanted to be know-it-all's but were instead know not at all's...Haha

15. Imagine doing it with kids!

Dropping everything in your life to go back to college at the age of 29.

School isn’t what’s difficult, it’s the fact that I’m broke again that makes it much harder. Hooray for student debt!


14. Nope. Definitely takes serious skill.

Horseback riding. Because “it’s literally just sitting on a horse, and the horse is doing all the work”.

Turns out it’s pretty difficult and physically demanding to get the horse to do what you want it to do.


13. Singing is very difficult!

Singing. Not professional or even in front of people but just singing along to a song. I was just cleaning the house on day and had YouTube playing music vids. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” came up with lyrics. I’ve “sung” this song hundreds of times but I stopped and was reading the lyrics as I sang and, Holy Hell, I freaking suck! I know the words but I was LISTENING to myself sing them. Off key, out of tune, bad phrasing, you name it, I did it BAD.

Took me 53 years to realize this.


12. It's literally comparable to cocaine. So yeah.

Quitting sugar.

11. Practice makes perfect!


I thought jumping on a skateboard “Ollie” will literally take a couple of hours to learn, yet it took many days to do it while moving and it still looked fucking awful.

Flipping a skate in the air while it does 360 took me 2 years to learn..

Then there’s a stance called Switch, which is basically doing the same trick but in uncomfortable stance for you, different leg front.

Learning to Switch 360 Flip and grind/slide on rails in that stance will take years and years of practice.


10. I always wanted to learn how to surf..Probably not though.

Surfing. Really thought my 20 years of skate and snowboarding would help me out. Nope. I got exhausted just putting on the wetsuit. Then trying to paddle and pop up? Forget it.


9. Yes. The drums are more than just banging.

Playing drums.

Or I should say playing drums well.


8. I hope I never have to endure this!

Taking care of my aging parents.

They say that there is a time when you need to “parent your parents,” but I don’t think that’s a good analogy. I thought I would visit them more, make some doctors appointment, hire house cleaners and aides when necessary or maybe find a nice assisted living facility for them. No way, they didn’t want any of that at all. It wasn’t like parenting a child at all, more like needing to beg, plead, demand, or yell for them to allow me to do even minimal things that will keep their lives from totally falling apart and taking mine with it. (And that still didn’t work, writing you here from the broken life I saw coming a mile away.)

Not everyone’s elderly parents are like this, and mine were the most relaxed, empathic, organized people I ever knew growing up. Old age made them difficult and irrational, and they just weren’t able to see things logically or from my perspective anymore, so deep were they in the anxiety, fear, and stress of just dealing with their life.


7. Yeah. Especially once you hit 25. I've maimed 25 the new old. Especially if you have kids LOL.

Sqautting with one leg in the air and then getting back up.


6. Coffee. All the coffee.

waking up early. like just an hour earlier than my usual time and I’m a fucking zombie


5. Ehhh but maybe you should've stuck with zero sh!ts.

Not giving a shit.

I kept sort of giving a shit.

4. Job searching is hard. Peroid.

Finding a better job once I had a few years experience in the field.


3. Yeah I can't think in another language so I find this incredibly difficult.

Learning a different language.

2. Yes. Always buy extra!

Drywall and general home repairs. I am riding a single room. Remodeling from plaster and lathe. My advice; always buy at least one extra of anything you need from the hardware store,and estimate an extra 2-3hours of labor. Truth is, if you’ve never done a project before you need time to screw it up once then go back and fix it.


1. Gotta be even with it!

Painting. Professionals make it look incredibly easy but it just becomes a sloppy mess when I try.

What are things that people scoff at you for while they claim them to be easy? Mine? Being a stay at home mom. Cue all the villainous laughter. Let us know yours in the comments!