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17 Questions Teenagers Have About The Real World

What's it like to actually call and schedule your own appointments?

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We recently asked teenagers in the BuzzFeed Community to tell us questions they might have about adulthood. Here are the results.

1. What's it like being sick without your parents there to help?

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2. Does everyone live with roommates, like in Friends or How I Met Your Mother?

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3. What does it feel like to be legally old enough to drink? Does alcohol become more or less enjoyable?

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4. At what point do I start feeling like I can properly adult? Does something magical happen when I turn 20?

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5. Do people actually have a gift/skill/natural talent, or do you still have to work to develop your "gift" in the world?

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6. Do you eventually grow out of the "I am barely making it through life, Jesus take the wheel" phase?

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7. When's the right time to leave your parents' house?

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8. Is it really *that* hard to pursue your dreams? If so, what does it feel like to end up doing something that you hadn't originally dreamed of?

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9. What are the best and worst parts about living alone?

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10. Is it scary or embarrassing when you go somewhere by yourself for the first time when you're used to going with your parents?

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11. Do you always have the anxiety of having to lock up and make sure everything is secure before you go to sleep or leave for the night, as you did when you were younger?

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12. Is it difficult to make friends without institutional structures like high school and college?

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13. I'm moving to a new state where I won't know anyone. I am very family-oriented and nervous to leave everything I know behind. Will I become more independent?

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14. How do you balance work and a family?

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15. What's it like to actually call and schedule your own appointments?

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16. Is it bad that I want to have children at a young age? How much does a baby limit you?

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17. How does it feel to know that you could walk into Walmart right now and buy an entire cake just for yourself and no one would stop you?

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