29 Mistakes You Will Make At Least Once In Your Life

I mean… It’s supposed to be a learning experience, right? RIGHT?

1. Spending an extravagant amount of money on something extremely unnecessary.

Lesson learned: Man, that Kanye concert was so fun! You know what isn’t fun? Starvation!

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2. Pulling all-nighters for fun.

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Lesson learned: Hell is working a 9-to-5 on no sleep.

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3. Leaving the dishes undone for a month and a half.

Lesson learned: Of all unwelcome houseguests, mold and fungus are the least welcome.

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4. Experiencing a mortifying public wardrobe malfunction.

Lesson learned: If they don’t have it in your size, don’t effin’ buy it.

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5. Dating someone your mother doesn’t like.

Lesson learned: Moms love us and are always right.

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6. Maintaining a polite acquaintanceship with someone whose name you can’t remember.

Lesson learned: It’s less awkward to ask 50 times the first time you meet than to ask once six months later.

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7. Attempting a DIY haircut.


Lesson learned: Trust the professionals.

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8. Drunkenly hooking up with a coworker.

Lesson learned: Dying of dehydration is probably more fun than this particular brand of water cooler chitchat.

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9. Letting yourself believe that you have a thirteen year old boys’ metabolism and neglecting your body.

Lesson learned: Nothing tastes as good as fitting into your clothes feels. Your body is a temple. Play temple run.

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10. Developing a deep and crippling and all-consuming addiction to a TV show.

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Lesson learned: Real life friendships don’t end when the series does. Go socialize.

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11. Convincing your ex that you’re a psycho by refusing to get over them for an unreasonably long time.

Lesson learned: If you love something, let it go. If you don’t, they might get a restraining order.

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12. Sharing highly personal information on the internet.

Lesson learned: There are some things your boss really doesn’t need to know.

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13. Reading the Sparknotes of the classics instead of reading the classics.

Lesson learned: There’s only so long you can get away with pretending to have read books you haven’t read before someone tells you you’re pronouncing Karenina wrong.

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14. Making up lame excuses to escape family time.

Lesson learned: Your fam is the coolest bunch of people ever. Like, ever. And you’re an idiot.

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15. Throwing out pieces of clothing because you think you’ll never need them again.

Lesson learned: American Apparel will make everything trendy again in exactly five years and then it will cost $200. #RIPjeanjacket

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16. Agreeing to crucial “terms and conditions” without reading them.

Lesson learned: There are very few things more annoying than reading the fine print. Law suits are one of them.

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17. Throwing out all the collectible relics of your childhood.

Lesson learned: Aside from their sentimental value, useless junk has a way of becoming very valuable eventually. Sorry that your Dragon Ball Z cards would’ve made you a millionaire. Sorry.

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18. Making screen names and email addresses that truly capture your emotional maturity.

Lesson learned: Let’s stick to first-name-last-name next time, xoAngelBitch143xo.

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19. Subscribing to magazines because you think having them show up at your house will make you read.

Lesson learned: Nothing in the world will make you feel stupider than seeing piles of The Economist sitting unread while you read Cosmo without pants on.

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20. Getting drunk, thinking you’re a superhero, and waking up with inexplicable bruises.

Lesson learned: Just because your inhibitions are gone doesn’t mean that gravity is gone also. The cracked iPhone screen is a free bonus.

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21. Throwing out unflattering baby pictures of yourself.

Lesson learned: Happy #throwbackthursday. Happy #whereismychildhood.

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22. Starting a drastic and unrealistic diet/cleanse with unwavering resolve to lose twenty pounds.

Lesson learned: Consuming nothing but kale juice for a week will make you then eat nothing but Taco Bell for a year.

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23. Neglecting all your friends because you’re obsessed with your significant other.

Lesson learned: Your friends will be there no matter how much you suck. Buy them presents.

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24. Trying to exploit online services by signing up for every free trial that is offered to you.

Lesson learned: Nobody tells you when your free trial expires and turns into a paid subscription. And that is why you are poor.

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25. Going on an extravagant spring break trip that you definitely could not afford.

Lesson learned: Vegas is fun. Overdrafts not so much.

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26. Washing your whites with your colors.

Lesson learned: Wearing pale pink everyday really doesn’t do anyone any favors.

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27. Locking yourself out of your apartment.

Lesson learned: Your super is a little bitch, but one you should be nice to nonetheless.

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28. Signing up to live with someone without a thorough background check and character test.


Lesson learned: Satan is real and he manifests himself through mismatched roommates.

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29. And your biggest mistake: Ever considering yourself a responsible adult.

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Lesson learned: You are always an idiot in hindsight. Chill, it’s more fun this way.

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