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    "30 Is Too Old To Argue With People Online": People Are Sharing What You Get Too Old For After Your 20s, And I Sprained My Neck Nodding At These Hot Takes

    "The process can be uncomfortable, but your quality of life will be better overall if you do this work early on."

    The idea of having your life together by 30 years old is such a laughable myth — just because you hit Jenna Rink's age doesn't mean you magically become the best version of yourself. With that said, there are certain behaviors that the majority of millennials feel are better left behind in your 20s.

    Redditors of my age group added their takes, based on their own experiences, on what these behaviors are when they responded to a thread asking, "What is 30 too old for?" Here are the takes that stood out to me — and if any of the Gen Z'ers reading this think some of the points below are "dramatic," just wait. Prepare yourselves.

    1. "Arguing with people online."

    2. "Mind games and poor communication."

    Couple argues at the "90 Day Fiancé: Reunion" about husband cheating

    3. "Sleeping wrong."

    Someone holding on to neck in pain while at the computer

    4. "Sneaking up on someone. I was just recently trying to sneak up to my wife, who had fallen asleep in her chair. The sound of my knees popping blew my cover."

    5. "Judging people for what they enjoy at an older age."

    6. "Trying to go pro in most sports."

    Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Cuccaneers at the press podium after game

    7. "Living your life for other people's happiness and making yourself miserable for it."

    Therapy appointment of client talking about not feeling in control of her life

    8. "Owning only one towel. You should already own more than one, but if you're older than 30 and not in some serious financial trouble, you should want better for yourself — get another towel, stat."

    Talking about washing a towel in "New Girl"

    9. "Being up-to-date on slang. I'm 32 and realizing I have no concept of current slang terms whatsoever."

    10. "Pretending to be interested. You ever just walk away from a horrible conversation while someone is mid-sentence about some crap? Great feeling."

    Kehlani walking away from a burning fire in "Good Thing" music video

    11. "Not much. It might not feel like it right now, but the world is your oyster at 30."

    Jennifer garner and Judy Greer toast drinks in "13 Going On 30"

    12. "Putting up with BS. After your 20s, the tolerance for people's bullshit drops so much from what we usually tolerate when we're younger. I finally realized I can walk away if I don't like something."

    Miley Cyrus dancing up a driveway in "Flowers"

    13. "Not knowing basic survival skills, like cooking or doing your laundry, and relying on someone to do it for you."

    Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton enter a laundromat in "The Simple Life"

    14. "Dealing with nonsensical family members. Blood can definitely be dud, and you realize that just because you're related doesn't mean you have to be tied to them."

    15. "Getting into a physical fight over words. There's a lot more to lose as you get older for assaulting someone over what they said."

    Will Smith yells at and then slaps Chris Rock at the Oscars

    16. "Drinking milk without hurting, apparently."

    17. "Unless you have a major health issue or medical disability, having someone else pick up after you once you've hit 30 really shouldn't be happening — be it parents if you live at home, your girlfriend or boyfriend, or roommates who just do it 'cause they can't live in a messy home and you refuse to clean."

    Standing above a messy pile of laundry

    18. "Having the captions off when watching TV at home."

    19. "Listening to loud music without hearing protection."

    Doctor checking patient's ear

    20. "Asking people you just met for their Snapchat as the sole means of initial communication!"

    21. And finally, "Thirty is too old to be worrying about what you're too old for. If it makes you happy, do it."

    Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo lead a dance in "13 Going On 30"

    If you're over 30, what are some things you feel you age out of once your 20s are over? Share your wisdom in the comments.

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