When we were kids, we spend a lot of time just wishing and praying that we could grow the heck up and enjoy some of those amazing adult privileges. But once that we have finally reached adulthood, it is actually super disappointing. Isn’t it?
If we learned anything so far from being 13 to reaching on 30, it’s that adulthood isn’t always what it seems.
As we move through the stages of life, we invariably learn that they aren’t what they look like. Life can be truly amazing, but there are harsh truths that one has to face. And one just does not know the importance of these truths unless and until they come upon the face.
To all those kids who are soon going to bloom into adults, here are the 5 things we felt like nobody told us about adult life:
1.Patience is a virtue
We live in a world that has very short attention spans and people of this world challenge the other person’s ability to be patient. One thing we all should keep in mind is, the more you are able to wait for the good things in life, and the better they will be. This stands true from money to relationships to career goals, rushing towards the finish line in a jiffy is a sure-fire way to miss out on a lot of valuable lessons and cheapen the things to accomplish on the way. Slow down a little when you grow up buddy!
2.The most valuable currency in the world is time
Money is valuable. Time is even more valuable. Time is finite. Once you spend it, you cannot earn it back. Utilize money to help you find more time, time that you can spend with your friends, family and loved ones.
3.You are responsible for yourself.
A shocking reality that a lot of us have to face about growing up is that all the little things that we took for granted! When you get out of toilet papers, there won’t magically be a new one waiting in a kitchen drawer. You actually have to go out and buy a set of toilet paper. The same applies to everything when you grow up. You are the only one who is responsible for everything around you and you just cannot rely on anyone else.
4. Making and keeping friends is not so easy
We all know as soon as we start schooling, making friends is one of your most important projects we have in hand. That’s usually the case through college. But then when you hit adulthood, those friendships that were once so effortless and important can start to fall by the wayside even in this world of constant connectivity. Work will make it harder to keep up with people who aren’t in the cubicle next to you, and when you start to have a family, it gets even trickier. When you are in your adulthood, you start valuing time alone; you learn to trust your own tastes and opinions as much as anyone else’s.
5. Sometimes only you can help yourself
Having a great support system of friends and family is absolutely critical to your well-being and success. Invest your energy and time with the people that love and support you and make you happy. Also recognize, that sometimes only you can pull yourself out of the darkness.
The thing about being an adult that nobody discloses to you growing up is that you don’t feel like a grown-up. All your moronic weaknesses and anxieties are still there, just you feel more stupid and unreliable about being dumb and uncertain on the grounds that you’re not assumed to be idiotic and shaky any longer. The truth is being an adult is that you stop waiting for yourself to change and you start to accept who you are.