Do you ever think about all the absurd things you were told as a child that turned out not to be true as you grew older?
Well, when Reddit user u/KnickerWolvesasked millennials to share the lies they were told growing up, they had a TON to say!
So, without further ado, here are just 19 of the lies millennials were always told growing up:
1."If I don't have my life figured out by the time I'm 25, then I have some serious problems."
2."Get a bachelor's degree, and you are set for life as far as a job/career is concerned."
3."The biggest lie we were ever told was that we needed to get a desk job to be successful and that it's shameful to work a trade job."
4."My nanna told me that the 'I'm feeling lucky' button on Google would put a virus on the computer."
5."My grandpa told me that the world was in black and white before color TV existed."
6."I was told that the AIDS virus was smaller than the pores in a latex condom, so you had to wait until you were married to have sex."
7."Be loyal to your company. They'll take care of you."
8."I was told that sex was a reward gifted by women to be bestowed upon deserving men."
9.Or, "Men are always ready to have sex at any moment, and if they aren't, it obviously means there's something wrong with you or they're cheating on you."
10."You need to define yourself by your job."
11."Everyone will go to college, finish by 21, and already be engaged and married soon after."
12."Turning on the lights in the car was illegal."
13."We were going to have flying cars by now."
14."Student loans are normal, and don't be afraid to go into debt."
15."That the Dewey Decimal System is essential and that I would need to learn it to be successful in life."
16."Money doesn't buy any happiness."
17."That it will all make sense when you're older."
18."That we'd be able to afford to buy a house when we grow up if we worked really hard and got good jobs."
19.Finally, "There was a big fish that lived in the canal behind my house, and I was told that it hunted for the feet of children, so you should never walk on the banks of the canal, because then it will grab your feet and eat you."
Do you have any lies that you were told growing up that have impacted the way you live to this day? Feel free to drop them in the comments!
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