Curses in Disguise! The Negative Impacts of Things That Seem Like Blessings

A blessing in disguise seems wrong on the surface but turns into a boon. The opposite often happens to us, too, when things that seem great at first glance turn into massive nightmares. 

Here are the biggest curses in disguise to be weary of. 

Winning Money

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Far too many lottery winners end up poorer than when they started. When you win a ton of money, people come out of the woodwork begging for a cut. 

Winners also neglect to consider property taxes, maintenance, and upkeep when spending their fortunes. 

No Hangovers

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Wouldn’t it be great to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed after a night out on the town? However, hangovers are nature’s way of telling us we went too hard. 

Those who don’t experience hangovers are more likely to keep drinking, and it can lead to alcoholism. 

Mature for Your Age

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Adults love it when kids act mature, but those kids grow up and miss out on essential childhood activities, like throwing temper tantrums in malls and sneaking out of the house to party. 


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If you’re too good at your job, you may find yourself picking up everyone else’s slack. If you’re working a menial job with no opportunity for growth, you may be happier if you do less than you’re capable of. 


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Getting things perfect seems like a standard to strive for, but perfection has a downside. Some folks get so obsessed with perfection that they never finish anything. 

Perfection is really the enemy of progress. 

Gifting Pets

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You should only get someone a pet as a gift if you absolutely know they want one or are a parent willing to take on the responsibility of pet ownership for a child. 

A gifted pet, under any other circumstances, could quickly become a curse rather than a blessing. 

Getting Your Dream Job

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Dreams are better left as dreams. As soon as they become a reality, you get a sneak behind the curtain and realize that nothing is ever perfect. 

Your dream job will come with struggles and challenges you never imagined. 

The “Gifted” Kids

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Gifted kids constantly hear about their potential but struggle to live up to the impossible expectations their parents and teachers created. 

Many gifted struggle with mental health problems because they can never achieve their “potential.”

Cool Parents

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Parents aren’t supposed to be your friends. Kids with cool parents typically have no boundaries and get away with anything. It may seem good, but they never learn to fail, take responsibility for their actions, or compromise with others. 

These kids grow up to be entitled jerks as adults. 

Staying Home with the Kids

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Stay-at-home parents may think they have the dream life, but staying home can cause problems down the road. 

It’s a blessing for the kids who always have a parent around but a curse for the parent with no job skills and no financial security, especially if they suddenly find themselves single. 


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People can finally decide if and when they want to have children. Though many parents call their kids their greatest joy, others regret parenthood

Children can be a blessing or a curse. You never know how they will turn out. They could grow to be your best friend or stuff you in a retirement home the second they have the chance and never give you a second thought. 

Ways To Find Fulfillment Without Hidden Curses

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Not all ways to find fulfillment are ripe with curses. 

Here are 37 tips to help you live your best life

Find Your Passion and Live Your Dream Life

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Your dream life is within reach. Your passion is buried deep inside of you, aching to burst free. Here’s how to rediscover your passion and life the life you always wanted

 Bucket List Ideas for a Life of Adventure

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Don’t just exist, live! Here are over 200 bucket list ideas to pursue for an epic life.

Invest in Yourself to Achieve Your Dreams

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An under-rated key to happiness is investing in yourself. You’re worth the time and effort.

Here are 38 ways to invest in yourself, and most aren’t about money. 

Let Your Free Spirit Soar!

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Are you a free spirit trapped in conformity from society’s boxes?

Here’s how you can let your true self soar

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Author: Melanie Allen

Title: Journalist

Expertise: Pursuing Your Passions, Travel, Wellness, Hobbies, Finance, Gaming, Happiness

Melanie Allen is an American journalist and happiness expert. She has bylines on MSN, the AP News Wire, Wealth of Geeks, Media Decision, and numerous media outlets across the nation and is a certified happiness life coach. She covers a wide range of topics centered around self-actualization and the quest for a fulfilling life.