70 People Ages 5 To 75 Reveal The Hardest Thing They've Ever Had To Do

"The hardest thing I ever did was learn to forgive my father."

"What's the hardest thing you've ever done?"

This was the most recent question posed to participants in Glamour's video series where 70 people ages 5 to 75 respond to a variety of questions. In the past, they've tackled topics like what they want to be remembered for, their favorite song growing up, and the woman they admire most. The latest installment, however, may just be the hardest question to answer yet because it brought up difficult memories.

"My father passed away, and he passed away in front of me and having to perform CPR on him, unsuccessfully," a 44-year-old man said. 

"To leave my family and come to the states by myself," a 62-year-old woman said.

"Bury my parents," a 71-year-old man replied. 

For some, their answers were simpler such as going white water rafting, running backward, and doing math. But many others have overcome hardships such ending relationships, quitting drinking, going to the army, and finding forgiveness. While there's tons of variety in their responses, each one is a reminder that we're not alone in the obstacles that we face — and that we will get through them. 

So, whether you're about to move to a new place, take on a more challenging role at work, or making moves to live a healthier lifestyle, find comfort in the fact that others before you have been where you are. 

You can watch the video below.


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For more on dealing with challenges, watch Ashton Kutcher discuss taking risks.


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