12 Things Nobody Tells You About Being An Adult. . .

As you grow up and go out in the real world, you will slowly learn that things are not really as they were anticipated to be. Life is not really a fairy-tale as you thought it would be when you were young. Of course, life is amazing but not everything is rosy. Here are a few things nobody will tell you about being an adult:

  1. Sometimes only you can help yourself
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    We were always much protected in our childhood. But as you grow up you realize that sometimes no one can help you. Not even your parents. You have to fight your own battle.
  2. Time and money are everything
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    Time is invaluable. Money buys everything. Time and money are inter-related. Sure, people say money doesn’t buy happiness but material things do matter.
  3. Don’t indulge at midnight
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    Candies and that extra pizza are harmful. That extra indulgence at well after midnight and popping those candies every now and then will come and haunt you five years down the line.
  4. Nothing is as overrated as drinking
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    It is not at all cool. Hangouts will become less frequent and that gives you every reason to have that extra glass. Try to remain as controlled as possible.
  5. The world doesn’t revolve around you
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    Your parents gave you more than necessary attention; you were pampered. But as you grow up you realize the world definitely doesn’t revolve around you. People really won’t care about what you do and won’t do.
  6. It sure gets harder to keep up with the younger generation
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    There will always remain a generation gap. You, of course, are young but you won’t be able to keep up with everything the younger generation are involved in.
  7. You won’t always know what you want and don’t want
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    Being older and wiser doesn’t mean you will always know what you want. You will still be confused in taking some decisions and maybe that’s totally okay.
  8. Keeping that friendship intact is not easy
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    That effortless friendship is not so effortless after all. It takes time and efforts to maintain that. You will lose touch with your friends and maybe you won’t meet them for years.
  9. Patience is the key
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    Rushing towards achieving goals won’t take you anywhere. Slowing down is the key. Relationships, career, and money come with time. Basically, patience is the key.
  10. There are people who will dislike you
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    There will be people who dislike you or hate you. There will be people who will try to bring you down. No need to please everyone. Being you helps. Not caring helps1
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  11. Your interests will change
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    Your interests will keep on changing. Follow them and keep on introspecting yourself. Try new things; meet new people.
  12. Time will get monotonous
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    You will fall into a routine and it will become very monotonous. However, take out time for yourself and take a holiday every now and then. You will obviously get tired and you will feel nothing is more important than sleep. This is when taking a break becomes very necessary.
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