Life is tough. This we know. But not all of us have a firsthand knowledge of how hard certain experiences can be. We might think we know what it's like to lose a parent to cancer or get fired from a dream job, but the reality is you don't know how these things feel until you experience them yourself. Walking a mile in someone else's shoes will take you a long way.
Someone on Reddit (zarfytezz1)decided to shed light on this exact subject by asking, "What life is experience is a whole lot worse than most people think it is?" People had answers, and some of them are truly heartbreaking.