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    People Are Sharing Things That Get Harder As You Get Older, And Wow, These Might Hit You Hard

    "Watching my mom and dad get older." πŸ’”

    Let's face it: We all get older and change β€” and some things about life can become drastically different.

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    So when redditor u/pweetybird asked, "What have [you] found gets harder as you age?" fellow Reddit users shared tons of things that get harder, and they made some valid points.

    Here are some of the most eye-opening responses:

    1. "Making friends."

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    2. "Watching my mom and dad get older."

    "I'm about to turn 30, and they have noticeably begun to slow down in their mid-60s. Each year seems to go by quicker and quicker with work and living apart."

    β€”u/silaber

    3. "Staying in touch with people. A few weeks or a month can fly by compared to when you're a teen."

    β€”u/jhdevils10

    4. "Feeling and sustaining 'cozy Christmas feelings' and other similar feelings that were easy to have as a child."

    β€”u/haileyneedsanswers

    5. "Getting up after you’ve kneeled down."

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    β€”u/robpensley

    6. "Forcing myself to go out and have some fun."

    "Because I could simply stay at home β€” where it's warm β€” with my yoga clothes, my pets, and Netflix. Throughout the weekend."

    β€”u/IlanaBess

    7. "The older you get, the more invisible you become in public."

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    "Formerly attractive people will feel this more, but generally speaking, nobody notices you unless you are in front of them."

    β€”u/Scallywagstv2

    8. "Jumping at those trampoline parks without getting an injury."

    β€”u/fozrok

    9. "Fitting my hand in the Pringles can. This is an unspeakable struggle, I can tell you."

    "Yes, I know I could just pour them out of the can, but that feels wrong."

    β€”u/WW3_____JARS-VS-CANS

    10. "Tolerance for BS."

    "You have far less time for stupid attitudes and behaviors from people, and you can see how fake many people in the media and politics there are."

    β€”u/Scallywagstv2

    11. "All-nighters."

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    "I'm only 24, but at 16, I could go for days studying, bingeing TV, partying β€”whatever, really. It was all sweet. Now, it absolutely kills me, and I'm fighting for my life the next day."

    β€”u/corianderclub

    12. "Seeing the best in people and being compassionate."

    "It's really difficult to not become jaded as you get older because there's so much more you're exposed to compared to when you were a teen or younger..."

    β€”u/MrFluffPants1349

    13. "Taking care of my body."

    "As a young person, tequila, cigarettes, coffee, and rice were adequate sustenance, and four hours of sleep was plenty. As I get older, I have to wake up before the sun and exercise, think carefully about what I eat, sleep like eight hours, stretch, follow a regimented skincare routine, and hydrate constantly just to feel OK."

    β€”u/Mrs_Wednesday

    14. "Changing my opinions. It's not that I'm not still an objective thinker, but I've made my mind up on many aspects of life."

    β€”u/WaterClosetReddit

    15. "Understanding new things β€” from cultural trends to technology."

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    "I am really trying to understand blockchain technology and what an 'NFT' is, and I feel like a 90-year-old trying to figure out email."

    β€”u/ipakookapi

    16. "Getting a job."

    β€”u/chateaumojo

    17. "Sleeping in."

    "Something shifted in me when I had to start training myself to wake up early, and now I can't sleep in when I have the option, like I used to be able to."

    β€”u/i_lost_it_again

    18. "Learning new languages."

    "Our brains are really flexible and learn new things easily when younger. This diminishes as age goes on."

    β€”u/yash-bhardwaj

    19. "Falling in love."

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    "When you're young, you're more likely to have several partners β€” it's easy to have a relationship... Now you're just looking for someone to feel comfortable and at peace with. You feel that you have never really been in love, and you realize how difficult it is to be in love."

    β€”u/BETOSCORPION92

    20. "Digesting a meal without getting heartburn."

    β€”u/PlymGJ

    21. "Being able to spend money on 'useless' stuff."

    "As you get older, most of your income goes toward bills and necessities. I can't go and buy myself a knickknack 'cause it'll knock my budget off."

    β€”u/KaiJonez

    22. "Seeing in low light β€” this has probably been the single most annoying aspect of aging."

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    "My wife is 14 years younger than me (she's 34), so this hasn't really started to affect her yet; she doesn't understand why I get so upset when she turns off all the lights at night."

    β€”u/movieguy95453

    23. "Getting over a hangover!"

    β€”u/From_Over_The_Pond

    24. "Healing and recovery."

    "When I was in my 20s, I wouldn't hesitate to spend an entire day playing sports and then wake up the next day ready to do it again. I'm almost 40 now, and waking up the next day after playing just two softball games makes you sore as all hell. It SUCKS."

    β€”u/ProjectShadow316

    And finally...

    25. "Trying to convince myself that there's still a chance that I'll do something great or memorable with my life."

    β€”u/Harleye

    What do you think? What's something that gets harder as you age? Let us know in the comments below.

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.