The whole world around us, all the facts and things in it, from the point of view of our knowledge, is divided into three categories: what we are not sure of, what we are sure of, and what we are ready to swear to defend with our life. That very hill to die on. And such beliefs are different for various people, of course.

The so-called "Socratic paradox" goes that "I know that I know nothing" and is attributed to the great Greek philosopher Socrates. And still, even the great skeptic, denying the possibility of any knowledge, in the end, as we remember, took poison, defending his own convictions. Of course, one should not be so radical, but still, each of us has our own truths.

And so, a few days ago, a thread appeared in the AskReddit community, the author of which asked a question about just this: "What do you swear on your life to be 100% true?" Today, the thread has over 42.6K upvotes and almost 28.5K different comments, and what is an indisputable truth for some may well be perceived by others as a very controversial issue. In the end, so many people - so many opinions.

Bored Panda has carefully sifted through the sand of the original thread's numerous comments in search of the golden grains of the best, most popular, and weightiest comments, so now feel free to scroll to the very end of this list, mark the most interesting submissions for you and, of course, leave your comments. After all, you, we are almost sure, also have your own truths that you would bet are 100% true!

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#1

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Being alone is better than having the wrong people in my life. Prove me wrong.

DefiantSnake , Ksenia Kartasheva Report

K- THULU
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6 days ago

And there's a lot of wrong people out there....

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#2

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread The average human is an idiot

SK1Y101 , Davi Pimentel Report

Eat Dirt Crow
Community Member
5 days ago

That reminds me of a Carlin bit. Think of how stupid the average person is. Half of the people are dumber than that.

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#3

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Money DOES buy happiness.

You cannot convince me otherwise. Sure ok it is not everything, you can be depressed and rich, but no one gonna tell me that money does not buy that cute stuff I wanted to wear or that delicious meal imma be cookin.

Djens_Djens_Hime , Gunnar Wrobel Report

Nikki Sevven
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5 days ago

When you don't have to struggle for your survival, it greatly reduces the stress you experience, providing you with the opportunity to create happiness for yourself.

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#4

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread That disagreeing with someone's opinion isn't an attack on them.

trendz19 , Odonata Wellnesscenter Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
5 days ago

People who insist their opinion will never change will always perceive disagreement as a personal attack. Their opinion becomes tied to their identity, instead of being a thing that should change with new factual information.

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#5

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread If your bus is late, spark up a cigarette and it will instantly arrive

Global-Program-437 , VH S Report

KombatBunni
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6 days ago

What a mate of mine would call the magical bus summoning stick. Usually with a lot of sarcasm..probably because he wanted his smoke

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#6

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Earth is not flat.

DonTuri , Porapak Apichodilok Report

Benita Valdez
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5 days ago

The world is a vampire

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#7

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread The inside of USB ports are designed to switch round to ensure you can only plug in USB cables on your third attempt after twisting it round, then twisting it back.

THE-COLOSSAL-SQUID , hildgrim Report

Allen Packard
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6 days ago

This seems legit. :)

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#8

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Back pain can make your life a nightmare.

SuvenPan , Karolina Grabowska Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
5 days ago

Chronic pain can make your life a hellscape.

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#9

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread History is written and preserved and distributed by the winners.

Humans are capable of lying, twisting facts to show themselves, places and people they like in a good light. Modern world has PR agencies for rich and connected.

Combine the two and history as we know it is a twisted version of what really happened.

flyhighy , Joanna Bourne author Report

Bunzilla
Community Member
5 days ago

"History is written by the victors" is an extremely true statement. There are aspects of our past that have been completely and totally stamped out, twisted, and altered. Especially if that civilization didn't survive, didn't have a writing system, their writing system isn't understood or none of it remains. Think about all the groups the Ancient Romans wiped out, for instance. All we know about many of them is what's been written about them by the Romans... who would outright lie to paint themselves in the best possible light to look just. Everyone else were just "barbarians", after all. Even in more recent times before the internet (and indispensable resources like the WayBackMachine), it was pretty easy to change history. Burn/ban the books/photographs/scrolls/etc, kill those who know the truth, and obliterate any physical evidence. Done.

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#10

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread You can make things foolproof but the world will make better fools

Similar-Opposite-708 , Princess Mijares Report

Antz Online
Community Member
5 days ago

So so true 😏

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#11

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread A sandwich is always better if someone else makes it for you

housewifeish , Susan Lucas Hoffman Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
5 days ago

I dunno about this one. Condiment usage, cheese amount and placement, vegetables desired....it can get complicated.

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#12

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread O.J. did it.

topcide , Molly Haggerty Report

Kathy Rayborn
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5 days ago

No doubt. None whatsoever.

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#13

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread It is the kiss of death to change lines at the grocery store.

bdubyou , Ed Bierman Report

G M
Community Member
5 days ago

My super power is the ability to always pick the slowest line. With great power comes great patience.

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#14

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Time passes quicker the older you get. Do the things right now that you want to do, don’t wait for later.

opticon12000 , Mateusz Feliksik Report

K W
Community Member
5 days ago

My dad always said the 2nd 30 years goes so much faster than the 1st.

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#15

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Aliens exist somewhere in this universe.

Vergo27 , Interdimensional Guardians Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
5 days ago

It would be the height of human conceit to believe that, in the vastness of the universe, we are the only ones. We're probably not the only ones in our galaxy, never mind the entire universe.

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#16

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread I look good in the mirror. I look terrible in photos.

thepresidentsturtle , Paul Keller Report

Hill Branda
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5 days ago

I have NEITHER of those problems. I look like hell all the time, everywhere.

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#17

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread If you’re running late you will be stuck at every possible red light.

LongjumpingCake1924 , Abdulvahap Demir Report

Antz Online
Community Member
5 days ago

Happens to me even when I’m not late ☹️

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#18

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Sunday does not have 24 hours.

Fake_memelord , Bich Tran Report

Bec
Community Member
5 days ago

My answer to 'How was your weekend?' is always too short

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#19

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread The way people drive and the way they use a shopping trolley are directly linked.

KatrinaMystery , Howard Lake Report

Allen Packard
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6 days ago

Shopping Trolley? Love it!

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#20

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Not being available 24/7 despite being reachable 24/7 is fine

trendz19 , Kelly Marine Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
5 days ago

You don't owe anyone your free time.

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#21

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Everything is temporary

Nawwal6 , Great Smoky Mountains National Park Report

K- THULU
Community Member
6 days ago

The Buddha was right......

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#22

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread You can summon your period by wearing white pants.

sheepbadeep , cottonbro Report

Fat Harry
Community Member
6 days ago

I don't believe I've ever worn white trousers. Maybe that's why I've never had a period?

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#23

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread People don't *genuinely* care about deaths of strangers they don't personally know or haven't met. If people had the option to choose to sacrifice 10 lives of people they have never met to save 1 they love, they would do it without hesitation - they probably wouldn't admit it out loud, but they *would* agree to it.

Ice_And_Fire208 , Mike B Report

Eat Dirt Crow
Community Member
5 days ago

Heck, most people would sacrifice 10 people they don't know just to get a better price on a mobile phone.

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#24

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread If I’m having a bad day it can always get worse

TheeJimmyHoffa , Felipe Cespedes Report

Rens
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5 days ago

And usually does.

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#25

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread rocks are soft and squishy. They just tense up when you touch them.

Barnaby_Cuckoldsniff , Anna Urlapova Report

Fat Harry
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6 days ago

Rocks are non-Newtonian :D

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#26

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread Black Bears are learning that they could benefit from a friendly relationship with humans after seeing how easy domesticated dogs and cats have it. They are in the early stages of trying to domesticate themselves.

Source: none. I just see tiktok videos of bears being cute near people.

TakingL0sses , Jitze Couperus Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
5 days ago

I think squirrels and raccoons are doing this, too.

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#27

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread The makers of baby wipes intentionally wrap them in a way so when you pull 1 out the container you get 2-3 and waste them because they are a b***h to put back in

Ducati0411 , Bev Sykes Report

Spannidandoolar
Community Member
5 days ago

Wipe dispenser box, at the the time I purchased it I was half convinced it was a waste of money but 3 kids later and it has proved its worth everyday!

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#28

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread reddit is a cesspool of misinformation.

FredVIII-DFH , Brett Jordan Report

SerumSeven
Community Member
5 days ago

I enjoy reddit in general, as I stick to stuff that's rather tame. However, I came across a thread the other day for identifying mushrooms in the wild, and I thought, "Do you actually want to trust your life to this collective?"

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#29

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread There's definitely something amiss in this universe and we're not ready for it.

Agreeable_Snow_5567 , Frank Cone Report

Ricardo Ferreira
Community Member
5 days ago

Mr Lovecraft had just a glimpse of it and look what it has done to him

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#30

30 Things People Are Certain Of Without A Need To Prove It, As Shared In This Online Thread That the printer will always run out of ink or that the paper will get jammed when you're already rushing and stressed.

Happens all the time.

PresentCrab2517 , ANTONI SHKRABA Report

Ricardo Ferreira
Community Member
5 days ago

Printers can detect your fear

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