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17 Things Twentysomethings Wish Were True

If only ONE of these things could be reality. IF ONLY.

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1. That it was actually affordable to live on your own in a major city.


You've reached a point where your close friends are now like your siblings. You can't just live with your siblings forever.

Plus, it's hard to get out of the college mentality when every day of your adult life is basically dorm life all over again.

2. That getting a job right out of college wasn't so much of a tournament to the death.

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Wanting a job shouldn't mean that everyone else who wants that job and doesn't get it has to live in sadness and poverty.

4. That you weren't still so bad at the thing you really want to do in life.


The worst feeling in the world is wanting to be good at something and knowing that you just aren't there yet.

You know what's fun? When that feeling lasts for an ENTIRE DECADE.


5. That you don't have to constantly worry about everything you put on the internet.

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The reality is that having a career now very often means having a positive social media presence. And it isn't easy to strike a balance between "Yes I am a real person who people like," and "Yes, I am a person who has a real drinking problem."

6. That everything you do in your career right now didn't matter so much.


Do one really annoying thing now around the wrong person, and suddenly you're "Dave the smelly guy" whenever anyone new asks about who you are.


10. That you actually had something impressive to tell your parents whenever they call.

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it's like you're married to disappointment, and each time you phone home to your parents, you get to renew your vows.

12. That you could afford quality clothes that will last a long time, and not having to depend on cheap crap from H&M and Forever 21.


This cat is just as disappointed as you are that your new Forever 21 sweater has already fallen apart in the wash.


15. That if you meet the right person, you will both actually be ready to have a relationship.

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It's hard enough to be single at the same time as something else. What's harder is trying to not be stupid at the same time as someone else.

17. That you could make new friends without hurting the old ones.

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Your twenties are still a time when it's a federal crime to drift away from any of your friends. If we wanted to be friends with all the same people for the rest of our lives, we would have stayed in high school.