Well that was unnecessary news....
There are just some things in life it is best to never know. Yes the truth is something always best to be told, at least that's the tale we're sold, but actual details and facts maybe best left to imagination and lies.
Redditor u/pat_the_mac admit to the things they wish there were ways they could forget what they know by asking.... Whats one thing you know but really wished you'd never found out?
Erotic... put your hands all over my body...Giphy
My mom's love for erotica romance novels.
We share the same Amazon account so I can see what she's reading in kindle. She always says her favorite genre is "Biblical fiction." but she'll never say what book she's reading, she just avoids the question. When we were kids she always read in her room or the book had a fabric cover on it, she always kept it secret. But on her kindle is only romance books. Almost every single book has a shirtless guy on the front. Some of the titles have been: "Taming the Virgin" "Riding Her, The Fedsex Man." The most recent one I've seen has been "Wrapped in my Wife."
And here I was saying my mom was such a spiritual person that read her bible every day. But no! All she's read for the past 45 years is books about shirtless men and threesomes. MegaTentofanclub
Are you on Days of Our Lives?
That my mom was pregnant when she died.
And it wasn't my dads. And she had plans to leave him (and me and my sister) and take just my little brother with her. IronPylons
How many people my ex cheated on me with.
When I found out she was cheating, I assumed it was just one guy, an affair. Nope. Guys at her work, guys she met while out having drinks, guys we used to go to school with. Pretty much whoever gazed in her general direction and made a pass at her.
For some reason, knowing this made it so much worse to deal with at the time. It just felt like "Wow, you literally want to be with any other guy but me." JohnyUtah_
What the backmassager my mom hid under her bed was REALLY used for when I was a kid. No wonder she rejected every request I made for a massage. misspence
T. M. I!Giphy
I didn't find out my dad's death was a suicide until years after the fact. Just not something I needed to know. Disasterkitslimited
No Crocs Please....
Crocodiles can climb trees. gonnadoit4sure
Archer: Gee, I don't know, Cyril. Maybe deep down I'm afraid of any apex predator that lived through the K-T extinction. Physically unchanged for a hundred million years, because it's the perfect killing machine. A half ton of cold-blooded fury, the bite force of 20,000 Newtons, and stomach acid so strong it can dissolve bones and hoofs.
And they climb trees....... Delica4
That my (at the time teenage) aunt had sex in my bed when I was 6. I only found out while reflecting on it. I walked in on them because I forgot my pj's. CyryLevith
Dad is a Hoe!
Parents divorced at 16 and i hated my mother for it because i thought it was her fault and she just stopped loving my dad. Found out differently at 30 and wish i hadn't. Turned out he was banging every girl on every Air Force Base we lived on, including wives of his own best friends. The worst, though, was when i found out he slept with my babysitter when i was 5 multiple times and she was 15 or 16. ParkRanjah
Papa can you hear me?
That my uncle is in reality my dad. My dad did not know and is dead now my aunt knew and that explains why she hated my mom and me lol iwonderifisnormal
The fact that a brain aneurysm can happen at any time to anyone. You can become severely hurt, become disabled or just die out of nowhere. Has become one of my biggest fears. HyteMast
I found three siblings that NO ONE in my family knew about except of course my Dad. I'm 41, the twins are 39, and my older brother is 43 I think. None of us have any desire to meet. So yeah, not knowing about them would've saved me a ton of heart ache, tears, and rage. 11_29_77
The truth will out....
That my dad is the main reason my brother killed himself. We still live together and all my brothers and sisters live elsewhere. I hate playing messenger. I'm coping with it. Happened in June last year so it's still pretty fresh. Thank you for asking truly. damientakami
That's not "so" high...Giphy
My mom was super drunk one night and proceeded to list off every sexual partner by name while loudly counting them.
I always knew I had some form of mental illness but getting an actual diagnosis really messed things up for me. Now I live my life wondering what's me and what is my mental illness. Whenever I do something that is "stereotypical" of my diagnosis it causes more depression. I wish I had never been diagnosed. LavendarFlower
Both my parents were married prior to each other. And my mom was married to a black guy (doesn't bother me lol just very weird when I first heard it when I was younger because I kept thinking woah I could've been black and now I know it obviously wouldn't work like that haha).
I am however curious about her first marriage as I've only ever heard her mention it that one time and then another time when her and my dad were arguing and he brought up she was just upset because he didn't have a black penis like her first husband. I had a very unfortunate childhood to say the least lol. LovableKyle24
All the awful things that happened to my mom throughout her life. She told me everything. I'm not mad she told me, it just haunts me. It also makes me hate my grandmother because she was so awful towards my mom. My mom wasn't perfect but she had a big heart and all she wanted was to be loved. She deserved so much better. gigabytestarship
I'll Take Ignorance please....
I found out last year that my grandfather wasn't my biological grandfather (I am 35). He fought in WW2 and did all of these heroic and brave things I always loved knowing that I shared my genetics with him - except now I know I don't.
Apparently he met my grandmother and father after the war in Germany (my grandmother is Polish) and he brought them to America. My Dad was only 3 at the time.
Everyone in my family apparently kept this from me because they knew how much I looked up to him. And sadly both my grandparents are long gone so I can't even ask them questions about what really happened. I kind of wish I didn't know, ignorance is bliss sometimes. mattmentecky
Too hard to bare.....Giphy
That my childhood dogs did not actually go to the farm. katatvandy
I confronted my mom about this and she's positive that our dog actually went to the farm, so either she really thinks it's worth convincing me at 20 or my dad lied to her too. silverbackgojira
Maybe she is overly inbred....
My friend breeds rabbits and when she really can't find someone to buy her baby rabbits, she gives them to a man who eats them. Also, when one rabbit is "overly inbred" she kills them by smacking them hard onto the concrete floor and standing on them if they're not dead yet.
I wish she hadn't told me. Ssannevries
Too Close to Know....
Ted Bundy might have partied multiple times on my property. We found an old journal of a hippie girl that used to live in my house and she mentioned a "Teddy B" multiple times. I know that some of his victims were found in the vicinity of my area too - what if he did a crime on my property or found one of his victims at a party on my property? Ugh. TequilaBeans
Who else wishes they have knowledge they could forget?
Racism is an insidious, and unfortunately prevalent, force in all of our daily lives. Maybe we're on the receiving end of it, being treated differently and losing opportunities because of others' preconceived notions.
Or maybe we're on the other side of things. Even those who aren't actively racist or discriminatory still have to process the world through the filters of the things they've been told about people who are different.