20 Things You Didn’t Know Were Universal Truths

You know, life can be a bit of a whirlwind, right? We all have our own ideas, beliefs, and perspectives. But amidst this chaotic carnival of opinions, there are a few universal truths that no one can deny.

Let’s look at some universal truths that no one can deny!

1. Jamaica’s Bobsled Team

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A jokester commented, “That Jamaica has a bobsled team.”

Another replied, “I live across the street from the bar they had their altercation in. It’s immediately next door to a McDonalds. Every time I go through the drive-thru there, I see half of a bobsled sticking out from just under the eave of said bar and remember that the whole thing happened here.”

Jamaica isn’t exactly known for its snow, right? But guess what? They’re out there sliding down icy tracks like pros.

2. Bad Drivers

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One said, “Every other driver on the road is incompetent.”

Another person agreed and said, “I about slammed into some incompetent driver trying to read this from mobile. Some people, I tell you.”

But you know what’s even crazier? No matter where you go in the world, you’ll find bad drivers. It’s a global phenomenon.

3. Liar Liar

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So, you’re watching Jim Carrey in “Liar Liar,” right? He’s this lawyer who’s suddenly cursed to tell the truth for 24 hours. And then he grabs a pen and says, “The pen is blue.” But guess what? The pen is not blue; it’s red! It’s like the universe is conspiring against him to keep him honest.

And here’s why it’s a universal truth: We’ve all been there. We’ve all tried to bluff our way through something, even when the evidence is right in front of our faces. We’ve all clung to our little white lies like they’re a lifeline. But deep down, we know the pen is red, and the truth is staring us in the face.

A Redditor shared, “The pen was blue.”

Another added, “Best part of that movie was the credit out-takes where he scrunches up the paper and says “a goose” I remember rewinding the tape back to that over and over when I was a kid.”

4. The Colorblind Dress

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A Reddit user wrote, “The dress may have been blue/black in real life, but there is no doubt that it was white and gold in the photo. Seriously, open the photo in Photoshop and use the dropper tool to measure the color of the dress, and it is literally white and gold. There is no denying it. People who correctly asserted the dress was actually blue/black were mentally correcting the photo for lighting conditions.”

Another person pitched in to say, “No, seriously though, if you don’t just admit it’s white and gold.”

And let’s be real, this dress was a conversation starter for the ages. Everyone had an opinion, and it was all anyone could talk about for a while. Even scientists jumped in to explain the crazy phenomenon of how different lighting and individual perceptions can mess with our color vision.

5. Pride and Prejudice

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Someone commented, “A single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

Another replied, “As much as I don’t particularly appreciate Pride and Prejudice, it’s nice to see a reference to something beyond dank memes here.”

And Jane Austen, the genius that she was, nailed it with that line. She basically summed up a whole aspect of human nature in one sentence.

6. Suffering

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One said, “Suffering is caused by two basic processes: Aversion towards things you don’t like but do have. Craving things you do like but don’t have. No aversion and no craving = no suffering.”

Another person pitched in to say, “There is always a reason for your suffering. It’s biology, it’s not magic. You just might not know what the reason is.”

Suffering sucks, plain and simple. But it’s never just random. There’s always a reason for it, even if it’s not immediately obvious. 

7. Pineapples

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Each pineapple takes 1.5-3 years to grow.”

Another added, “Pineapples will take 2-3 years from planting to start producing fruit, but once producing, the plants will continue for 3-5 years before they’ll need replacing.”

So, next time you enjoy a slice of pineapple on your pizza or in a piña colada, remember the dedication and time that went into growing this delight. It’s a universal truth that proves some things in life are worth the wait.

8. Gravity

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Someone commented, “Gravity. It is universal in the literal sense, and while I have seen deniers of virtually everything, but few, if any, deny gravity.”

Another person shared similar thoughts and mentioned, “Every object in the universe — stars, planets, moons, even you—has gravity.”

And the coolest part? It’s not just an Earth thing. Gravity is everywhere, in every corner of the universe. It’s what keeps planets in orbit, moons circling, and stars doing their twinkly dance.

9. Different Opinions

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A Redditor shared, “Opinions differ on all subjects.”

Another person agreed with it and said, “Different people have different choices and opinions because everyone has their own individual experiences and perspectives that shape how they view the world.”

This is what makes life spicy. Imagine if we were all into the same stuff, wore the same clothes, and liked the same movies. Boring!

10. Conflict

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A Reddit user wrote, “No matter what – at some stage in life you shall encounter conflict – this may be at work, home, or utterly random. Managing it is an art, and yeah, while it can be trained in the professional sense, there’s nothing comparable to a natural ability to make peace out of chaos. Often, they keep cats.”

Another replied, “You may have an interest clash with other ppl or yourself- everywhere you go, you will face conflict.”

Conflict finds us all, whether it’s a showdown with your sibling over the TV remote, a heated debate with your coworker about whose turn it is to clean the coffee maker, or a full-blown social media war over the best pizza toppings.

11. Knowing Everything 

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You could be the smartest cookie in the jar, the king or queen of trivia night, but guess what? There’s a vast ocean of stuff out there waiting for you to discover. A Redditor shared, “There will always be something you don’t know.”

Another added, “It is impossible that a person knows everything. Everything is like infinity. It is incomplete or immeasurable. There are so many Japanese proverbs for it, too.”

12. The Environment

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Someone commented, “That no matter what we do at this point (unless there’s a magic reversal technology), we have destroyed our planet beyond repair. I’ve taught about the environment, and it was pretty crushing for kids to find this as an almost universal trait.”

Another person agreed to it and said, “Once the temperature raises (according to the multiple studies I’ve read) by 1 (C) degree, it will spiral into another 4-5 (C) in a relatively short period of time (150 years is the figure I recall?)

The gift of it is that we’ve raised the temperature 0.73 (C) degrees or some BS like that. The UN has found that if every individual and country and cooperation on earth followed UN suggestions/recommendations/policies, the temperature would still be raised up to 5.6 (F). That’s the BEST case scenario. Their realistic prediction is 7.2 (F).

So…. congrats, “greatest generation,” “baby boomers,” and “generation X.” You’ve ruined us, the planet, and the human race. The planet will recover in thousands of years – by killing us. Hope the dollars were worth it.”

But here’s the thing, we can’t just bury our heads in the sand. It’s our planet, our home, and we’ve got to do something about it.

13. America

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Sure, America’s got its shining moments, like NASA, Hollywood, and some tasty fast food joints. But it’s also got its fair share of problems! A Reddit user wrote, “America is not the greatest country in the world.”

Another replied, “Another person shared similar thoughts and mentioned, “Political system, legal system, educational system, healthcare system, even the federal reserve doesn’t have any American gold in it… America’s best export is in marketing the American Dream. Now people are waking up to the fact that it’s actually a nightmare.”

14. Beauty Privilege

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The universe decided that being easy on the eyes should come with perks. And it’s not just about scoring a free coffee from the barista or getting more Instagram likes- it can actually impact your career, relationships, and self-esteem. 

Someone commented, “Beautiful people get treated better, both in terms of social interactions and job promotions.”

Another added, “Research dating back decades finds that physically attractive people consistently receive preferential treatment across a wide range of contexts, so yeah, it does exist.”

15. Vaccines

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One person commented, “Vaccines are good, and everyone should be vaccinated.”

Another person pitched in to say, “Everyone should be vaccinated to decrease the chances of spreading something to others (and obviously to protect themselves). Idk where the conspiracy theories against this come from.”

They’ve saved countless lives, wiped out some seriously scary diseases, and made the world safer. Plus, they’re why we can travel, go to school, and gather without worrying about getting sick.

16. Getting Depressed

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Life’s a wild ride with its loops. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes, you will hit a cloud or two, and that’s okay. 

One said, “You’re gonna get depressed at a point in time; this is the absolute truth. There’s no helping it. Man cannot live life without going through misery.”

Another person agreed to it and said, “The death of a family member, friend, or pet sometimes leads to depression. And then their misery makes you want to compare yourself to them, and you start rejoicing your life.”

17. First Climbers

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Edmund from New Zealand and Tenzing from Nepal show how awesome things can happen when people from different parts of the world work together. 

Someone commented, “Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mount Everest.”

Another replied, “Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay completed the first confirmed ascent of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. The only ever truth we can be sure of.”

18. Some People Are Better Than You

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A Reddit user wrote, “There is always someone who can do something better than you.”

Another added, “There are over seven billion people in the world; there is always going to be someone bigger, better looking, more intelligent, faster or stronger than you.”

It’s not about feeling down or comparing yourself constantly; it’s about recognizing that we all have unique strengths.

19. Death

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From the mightiest pharaoh to the tiniest ant, everything that lives eventually bites the dust. You can’t escape it, deny it, or procrastinate it. One said, “We all have to die one day.”

Another person shared similar thoughts and mentioned, “It’s inevitable. As sure as you were born to walk this earth, you’ll also depart it, and there’s only one way to do that. While death is sad, its inevitability carries something beautiful with it. Death is an equalizer because ultimately, it doesn’t matter how rich you are or how little you had; death comes to all of us.”

20. Excess of Anything Is Bad

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Too much of anything is bad for you.”

Another replied, “As with anything in life, too much of something is bad for you, just as too little of anything is bad for you.”

It’s all about finding that Goldilocks zone where things are just right. And trust us, life is much smoother when you ride that middle road.

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