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How Good Are You At Adulting?

Age is just a number.

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  1. Check off all the adult things you do:

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    You realize the world doesn't revolve around you.
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    You enjoy things unironically.
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    You're comfortable being alone.
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    You don't live at home.
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    You don't live with roommates.
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    You own furniture.
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    You have pictures in frames or art hanging on your walls (not posters).
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    You own tools.
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    You know how to use said tools.
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    You've checked your smoke detector.
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    You clean up after yourself.
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    You make your bed.
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    You clean/put away dishes immediately.
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    You clean your place regularly.
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    You take out the garbage regularly.
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    You recycle.
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    You put things away where they belong.
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    You do laundry regularly.
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    You have non-disposable dish-ware.
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    You have basic kitchen supplies (measuring cups, can opener, spatula etc.).
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    You make sure your kitchen is always stocked with food.
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    You know how to cook without using a microwave.
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    You do your own grocery shopping.
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    You've thrown a dinner party.
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    You always have food to offer guests.
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    You keep up with current events.
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    You have interests other than partying.
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    You have interests other than screen activities (TV, video games, the internet).
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    You actually RSVP "yes" or "no" to events.
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    You write thank-you notes.
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    You realize not everyone will like you, and that's ok.
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    You know when an argument isn't worth it.
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    You accept defeat graciously.
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    You know how to respectfully interact with people, even ones you don't care for.
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    You have a job.
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    You are actively seeking a job.
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    You know how to network.
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    You own a suit.
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    You own business cards.
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    Your social media accounts aren't full of party pictures or rants.
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    You have a resume and know how to write a cover letter.
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    You've negotiated a salary/ asked for a raise.
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    You have an expense budget set for yourself.
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    You have a savings account.
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    You have minimum debt (besides student loans).
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    You pay all your own bills.
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    You contribute to bills.
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    You have a decent credit score.
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    You know what 401(k)'s and IRA's are, perhaps have one.
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    You know how to file your taxes.
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    You own a car that's not your parents.
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    You keep your car regulalrly maintained.
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    You own a house.
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    You know how to iron your clothes.
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    You separate your laundry.
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    You go to the dry cleaners.
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    You have houseplants or a garden.
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    You have a pet.
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    You have kids.
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    You workout regularly.
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    You take vitamins.
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    You get routine doctor check-ups.
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    You get routine dental cleanings
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    You drink plenty of water.
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    You eat plenty fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods.
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    You wear sunscreen daily.
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    You brush your teeth twice a day and floss regularly.
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    You actually keep people's secrets.
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    You're supportive of other people's successes.
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    You know how to apologize.
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    You know how to accept an apology.
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    You know how to take responsibility for a mistake.
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    You don't hold grudges.
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    You have first-aid supplies on hand.
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    You know how to give condolences.
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    You have a will.
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    You have a relationship with your parents besides asking them for money.
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