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    21 Times "Catastrophe" Perfectly Summed Up Life In Your Thirties

    With series two of Channel 4's Catastrophe just days away, let's look back at all the things the first six episodes taught us about the futility of ageing.

    1. When your rationale for wanting to find a partner isn't quite what it used to be.

    2. When your parents fail to understand the concept of inflation.

    3. When you feel like your job is pointless.

    4. When kids stop giving you the respect that you feel you deserve.

    5. When you begin to understand that honesty really is the best policy.

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    6. Well, most of the time.

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    7. Tact is another thing that you're less concerned with over time.

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    8. When you develop realistic expectations.

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    9. When you're open about your disdain for anyone who is happier or more successful than you.

    10. Seriously, schadenfreude is fucking GREAT.

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    11. When the other c-word starts to get mentioned more and more.

    12. While your parents, on the other hand, only talk about weddings, and your lack thereof.

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    13. When you begin to learn some of life's cheats and shortcuts.

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    14. When you actually start to give genuinely useful advice.

    15. Some of the time, anyway.

    16. When you learn how to have an argument.

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    17. And your insults are have significantly improved since your youth.

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    18. Your compliments, too. But you use those less often.

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    19. When you meet the person who finally, truly gets you.

    20. When you understand that big romantic gestures just aren't worth the hassle.

    21. And that life is just a bit shit. But honestly, you're kind of OK with that.

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