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20 Reasons Your Early 20s Suck

Youth is wasted... blah blah blah. I'd rather be gracefully aged with my crazy cats and leather-bound books already.

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1. You still get carded at rated-R movies.

Seriously? But I've already had three whiskey cokes at the theater bar?

Seriously? But I've already had three whiskey cokes at the theater bar?

2. You watch way too much television.

"What'd you do this weekend?""Oh, you know, saw some friends went to some trendy bars, whatever all the cool kids are doing..."JK I WATCHED LOST FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND.
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"What'd you do this weekend?"

"Oh, you know, saw some friends went to some trendy bars, whatever all the cool kids are doing..."

JK I WATCHED LOST FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

3. You have a drinking problem.

Don't deny it.

Don't deny it.

4. You feel betrayed by TSwift and her inaccurate portrayal of being 22.

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This combination of emotions does not result in vintage bathing suits and tanning with friends. More like black-out curtains, a bottle of wine and Netflix. Let's be real.

5. Turns out, your parents were painfully right about everything.

The 20s are the winter of your life. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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The 20s are the winter of your life. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

6. You are likely wasting the athletic potential of your 20s.

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There are 15 year-olds in the Olympics and I can't even run a mile without stopping for ice cream.

7. You have a lot of growing up to do.

And no one can really tell you how.

And no one can really tell you how.

8. No one takes you seriously.

Not even yourself.
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Not even yourself.

9. You still have acne.

Cruel, cruel acne.
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Cruel, cruel acne.

10. Your friends are getting married.

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And it's, like, supposed to be normal or something.

11. You are unsure of just about everything.

Do we even want to watch a movie?
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Do we even want to watch a movie?

12. You are in a constant state of transition, change and readjustment.

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Into school, into the workforce, out of school, out of the work force, into relationships, out of them, moving, leaving, changing, growing, blurgh.

13. You are unemployed more often than not.

Enjoy daily panic attacks and compulsively checking your bank account. Get excited!
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Enjoy daily panic attacks and compulsively checking your bank account. Get excited!

14. You finally understand every Phil Collins song.

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"You're the only one who really knew me at all!"

15. You are horribly aware of how unprepared you are for the real world.

But what is the difference between a 1040 and 1040 EZ tax form? WHY IS THIS SO HARD?!
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But what is the difference between a 1040 and 1040 EZ tax form? WHY IS THIS SO HARD?!

16. Learning "life lessons" is getting old pretty fast.

It seemed like a good idea at the time...
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It seemed like a good idea at the time...

17. You suffer three-times-a-week-pizza-induced malnutrition.

Ramen noodles + Carlo Rossi sangria = #20sLife.Zero f**ks given.
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Ramen noodles + Carlo Rossi sangria = #20sLife.

Zero f**ks given.

18. Sometimes, you get randomly homesick.

So you'll watch some terrible 90s movie that reminds you of early morning cartoons and Lucky Charms.
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So you'll watch some terrible 90s movie that reminds you of early morning cartoons and Lucky Charms.

19. You're selfish and awkward and don't really understand the world.

20. Face it; your early 20s sort of suck. But they can also be weirdly beautiful.

At least that's what we tell ourselves while eating another microwave dinner. Enjoy.
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At least that's what we tell ourselves while eating another microwave dinner. Enjoy.

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