This article is based on the AskReddit question "What's your secret that could literally ruin your life if it came out?"
Here are 17 of the deepest, darkest secrets:
[If you're interested to read more from this thread, check out the source at the end of the article.]
1/17. I cut off all contact with everyone I knew and moved to Kenya. I tell people a fake name and a fake background and have made it appear to my family that I died on boat trip in the Pacific. I am considered dead in the USA.
2/17. I once helped out a female friend's family by taking care of their cat for a week. One day I found her diary and proceeded to read the entire thing. I used this information to get her to like me, and she is currently my wife.
3/17. I lit a tree on fire for kicks, and ended burning half a forest down and several homes went up in flames in the process. I wanted to say "i did that" when I saw it on the news.
4/17. I run a cake business. I charge people hundreds for wedding cakes... Every last one is made using Pilsbury cake mix I buy for $1 a box at Walmart. I suck at baking. Every time I've ever tried to make a cake from scratch it sucked. But baking is like.. My whole deal. My friends all call me the cake girl. It's like my whole life is a lie. People compliment my cakes all the time. Telling me how delicious they are. Telling me it's so much better than box mix cake. Telling me they could never bake a cake so delicious. Well guess what? For $1, they too can make a cake just as delicious. Just add oil, eggs and water.
In my defense, I love cake decorating. I make all of the frostings and fondant from scratch. I just hate baking fucking cakes!! I base my prices mostly on the decoration of the cakes and not of the cake itself of that makes sense. Still... No one knows about this except my husband. Even my best friends think I fucking slave over the oven mixing and baking these damn cakes. I have been doing this for YEARS. If anyone knew my business and reputation would be in the toilet for sure. :/ I keep telling myself I have to learn how to make the damn cakes without the box mixes, but I never do it. I feel like such a sham sometimes.