Older People Are Sharing "Taboo" Life Things They Learned, And That They Think Young People Should Know
"Someday, your relevance will wane...embrace it."
And the thread soon had hundreds of replies, full of older people commenting about topics and sharing advice they wish they'd been told about as young people. Here are some of the top-voted and best comments:
1. "In a workplace, don’t be afraid to talk with coworkers about pay. Companies make it 'taboo' because it increases the chances of having to give raises."
2. "Don't be afraid to switch jobs for more pay. You will never get a better raise than by going to a new company."
3. "Don’t stay in a relationship (sexual or platonic) with someone if they treat you badly. Life’s too short. You don’t have to be a dick about it, but excuse yourself and get away from them."
4. "Some people don’t wanna get married or just have their own goals for a relationship — marriage shouldn’t be the only option."
5. "As long as you’re not hurting yourself or anyone else, be who you really want to be all day long. Don’t conform to society to fit in with people who don’t like who you are, be it a job, friends, family, or even your significant other. Nothing in this world is worth sacrificing your real-self."
6. "No one told me that women can get unwanted facial hair when we get older — like little chin whiskers and upper lip hair, nose hair that has to be trimmed-stuff like that.
"In fact, men are often disgusted or grossed out to learn that we get facial hair too, but just about every woman I’ve spoken to in my age group (forties) gets these and we don’t tell girls or young women that this will likely happen to them too."