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19 Truths About Adulthood That No One Ever Prepared You For

So...I guess we're just tired all the time now??

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1. Fruits and veggies go bad much faster when you're the one who has to buy them. It's just a fact.

Avocados especially seem to just rot...instantly?
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Avocados especially seem to just rot...instantly?

2. And $100 in grown-up money basically equal $1 in real-life money.

Remember when you thought $100 was a LOT of money? Yeah. Same.
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Remember when you thought $100 was a LOT of money? Yeah. Same.

3. You can't help but whisper "What tf is this?" whenever you get a real phone call.

Who is it, and what could they possibly want!!!
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Who is it, and what could they possibly want!!!

4. Spilling your drink is now the equivalent of dropping your ice cream cone, or losing your balloon as a kid.

AKA, it is the saddest thing in the world.
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AKA, it is the saddest thing in the world.

5. Most of your social conversations consist of "agreeing" to "hang out sometime" with people you don't really want to hang out with, until one of you dies first.

Why do we lie like this to ourselves?
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Why do we lie like this to ourselves?

6. You end up getting so good at coming up with excuses to not go to things that people stop inviting you out — and then you get really sad.

Well, geez people, I didn't **mean it**.
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Well, geez people, I didn't **mean it**.

7. You now are basically required by law to get up at 8 a.m., and even on weekends, your body won't let you sleep in.

No more sleeping in until noon **sobs**!
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No more sleeping in until noon **sobs**!

8. You actually start being really happy when someone gives you a pair of socks.

Turns out, socks are pretty dece gifts!
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Turns out, socks are pretty dece gifts!

9. And you learn to accept the fact that you'll have to deal with heartburn, diarrhea or just a general constant stomach ache all the time.

10. Home improvement and interior design TV shows become an outsized source of joy in your life...

You suddenly get **very** into countertops.
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You suddenly get **very** into countertops.

11. And not only do you have a favorite grocery store, but you also become familiar with their weekly specials and discounts.

"Hold up, bananas are HOW MUCH on sale??"
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"Hold up, bananas are HOW MUCH on sale??"

12. You'll be out and about in public and then realize that, CRAP, you forgot to take your laundry out of the washing machine.

Or worse, you left things to dry out in the rain!
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Or worse, you left things to dry out in the rain!

13. And there always comes a point when you realize it's been a REALLY long time since you were 18, or even 21...

Those twenties go by fast, huh?
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Those twenties go by fast, huh?

14. When your friends tell you that they're pregnant, you freak out automatically — but then realize that, oh, it's on purpose.

I guess it's about that time??
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I guess it's about that time??

15. And you come to realize that, despite all that time you spent learning the Pythagorean theorem, it probably will not come up again. Ever.

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So that was a waste of time, huh?

16. But you still secretly do use the same grade school songs to remember your alphabet, the planets, and other basic stuff.

If you still don't slow down at L-M-N-O-P, you're a liar.
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If you still don't slow down at L-M-N-O-P, you're a liar.

17. Every so often, you have to be real with yourself and have the "You don't need to order takeout, you have food in the house" talk.

It's tough love, but someone's gotta do it.
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It's tough love, but someone's gotta do it.

18. And at some point, you realize that every grown-up you met at a kid totally did not have their lives together either.

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No one knows what they're doing ever, it turns out??

19. Oh, and of course: you now wake up tired EVERY. DAY. OF. YOUR. LIFE.

Cool cool adulthood is cool.
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Cool cool adulthood is cool.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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