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21 Signs Your Youth Is Gone Forever

Who's that knocking at the door? Oh, no one... just OLD AGE.

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1. When you prefer to spend your Friday nights at home, watching Netflix, instead of going out with your friends.

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2. When those same friends talk about how they "partied 'til dawn" and you shudder at the thought of missing out on all those valuable hours of sleep.

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3. When you seriously start to worry about your savings account.

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Remember when your balance was near zero and your parents gave you money and you were happy? HA! Good luck now, sucker! :(

4. When all your friends from high school are getting married.

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25 for them: married and thinking about having kids

25 for me: single and thinking about whether I should order in Chinese or pizza for dinner

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5. Or when your Facebook feed starts to fill up with photos of babies instead of drunken frat bros surrounded by crushed beer cans.

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The transformation began slowly, until suddenly, Facebook became your mom's new go-to "I want grandchildren" tool in her stress-inducing arsenal.

6. When you begin to willingly pay more for alcoholic beverages.

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Adios, cheap beer and drinks that taste like gasoline.

7. When you don't know 70% of the new artists on the radio.

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So you're saying 5 Seconds of Summer is like One Direction, except with musical instruments? Yeah, I still don't care.

8. When you start to buy creams to take care of your face.

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right?

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9. If you're a woman, when you start to wonder whether the skirt you're wearing is too short.

10. Or, if you're a guy, that moment when you start to consider dressing more "seriously."

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Hey, dress the way you want, and don't worry about the ~h8ers~, k?

11. When you start eating broccoli and other "healthy" foods voluntarily.

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Gone are the days when you could eat anything and everything that was put in front of your face without feeling the repercussions.

12. When you just can't be bothered to wait for a table at that new restaurant or to get into that popular bar.

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It's not like this is the only place on the planet. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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13. When you realize the importance of having health insurance.

14. When you stop sharing details about your personal life on social media.

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Congratulations! You've FINALLY discovered that nobody actually cares what you ate for lunch or why you ended that relationship.

15. When your closet is divided into "work clothes" and "weekend clothes."

What a grown-up!

16. When you need to get a solid eight to nine hours of sleep per night in order to be a functional human being.

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17. When the hangover lasts more than one day.

Welcome to a new level of hell that you never imagined even in your worst nightmares.
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Welcome to a new level of hell that you never imagined even in your worst nightmares.

18. When you take more care to avoid getting a cold.

Farewell, romantic kisses in the rain and running outside to get the mail without a coat on.
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Farewell, romantic kisses in the rain and running outside to get the mail without a coat on.

19. When you think twice before buying something.

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"Hmm... Do I really need it, or do I just want it?"

20. When you feel like you have a lot in common with somebody's parents.

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In fact, you might even understand them. The horror!

21. And finally, when you realize that you've definitely grown, but that you still have a LOT of things left to experience in this crazy thing we call life.

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Don't be dramatic — you're not old. It's called "adulthood," and it's a new world just waiting to be discovered. So let go of the cane and go crazy...every once in while.

This post was translated from Spanish.