Adulthood is so much harder than most kids realize. Apart from the need to work hard, adults also have to deal with lack of sleep, getting dehydrated, money issues, and lack of self-control. Plus, we’re also more prone to health problems which cause us to be more mindful about the time we get to bed and what we eat.
This list of Tweets perfectly capture the struggle of being an adult. They are so accurate, you won’t be able to stop yourself from nodding in agreement.
1. Doing chores
We used to dread house chores as kids. Little did we know that it was just our parents’ way of preparing us for the never-ending chores we have to face as adults.
2. Saying no
Sometimes, it’s just hard to say no to family, friends, and coworkers. And our inability to say no almost always leave us doing things and going to places we don’t really want.
3. Too tired
I really can’t blame this guy. Living as an adult is truly exhausting, particularly if you consider the things you go through every single day.
4. Never enough
Even if we take extra shifts or get a second job, the bills just keep on piling up. It’s like the work we do is never enough to sustain the cost of being an adult.
Being dehydrated can make you experience a lot of things. Headache and irritability are just two of them.
6. On your own
You’re pretty much on your own. No one can tell you what you can and can’t do anymore.
7. Why your mom was always mad
Back then, we were so clueless about why mom would get mad for the smallest things we do. Adulthood can be such a good eye-opener.
8. The cost of being an adult
The cost of being an adult is really expensive. Just consider the cost of rent, groceries, fuel, food, and the bills you have to pay if you don’t believe that.
9. The things you realize when you reach adulthood
By the time you’ve realized those things, you’re already an adult. And by that point, there’s no going back.
10. Taxes and sofas
Finding a decent sofa that’s not super expensive isn’t easy. And yes, that and paying taxes are quite disappointing.
11. A wave of depression
This is mostly true for a lot of adults. It’s one good reason to prioritize self-care and ask for help when you need it.
This is one good reason why you need to consider taking extra shifts. It’s hard to live on paycheck to paycheck.
13. The things that excite adults
Having clean sheets and pillowcases should also be on this list. A full tank of gas is exciting, too.
14. Expensive cheese
Good cheese is quite expensive these days. However, I don’t think it’s enough reason to go looking for a sugar daddy. Find a good job if you seriously want cheese.
15. So true, it hurts.
It’s fine to treat yourself once in a while. Just make sure that this doesn’t happen over and over again.
16. Didn’t ask
This sounds about right. For some strange reason, things just keep happening and we don’t even want to be a part of them.
17. Not part of being an adult
This is false. Not everyone at that age does coke. Most of us have a better way of coping with a hard life.
18. Money problems
I think we need to find a better and more practical way to treat ourselves after a hard week at work. We’re going to end up seriously broke if we spend money we don’t even have just because we think we’ve had a tough week.
19. Needs vs wants
Be careful about your spending habits. If you aren’t careful, you’ll soon find yourself broke and that’s not a good thing when you’re an adult. Having groceries is a lot better than having a pretty tiara on your head.
20. The pro and con
You have to be responsible. With such freedom comes great consequences. Before you know it, you’re already obese and with diabetes.
21. Deleting emails
10% is letting your inbox fill up with emails that aren’t even important. Don’t deny it. We’ve all been there.
22. Sleeping and staying hydrated
These are two very important things we need to prioritize for our health. It’s the same two things we though we’ll never need to think about once we reach adulthood.
23. It’s a curse.
If you think being able to buy and eat whatever you want is a good thing, adulthood will make you think twice. It’s that privilege that generally cause obesity and weight problems.
24. About being late
Well, emails don’t seem urgent. If something is urgent, you should pick up the phone.
25. The right time to sleep
Sleep is so precious for adults. This is why we take sleeping hours very seriously.
26. Take me back.
Being an adult these days is terrifying. Seriously, I want to go back to the point when all I ever worry about is what ice cream flavor I should have.
27. About parties
It’s not because we don’t like parties and having fun. It’s just that we prefer to be alone and stay at home than to stay up late and deal with hangovers the next day.
28. We are all tired.
I guess it’s just the kids that aren’t tired. They don’t even want to take a nap.
29. Checking your email
If you get notifications in your email, it’s probably a good way to check what’s new on social media. That way, you won’t have to expose yourself to everyone’s drama.
30. You eat what you pay for.
You worked hard for your money. You shouldn’t let anything you buy get to waste.
31. No point in being picky
Everything is so expensive these days. We don’t really have the right to be extra picky, even with bananas.
32. Multiple crises
Sometimes, they happen all at once. It’s like the problems refuse to even give us time to take a breath.
Now, this is a horror movie a lot of us will surely be able to relate to. Even without extensive and complicated plot twists, it’ll surely be a success.
34. If being an adult is a movie
Well, there’s really no guarantee in life. Despite the coolness and cursing, our lives are all bound to end at some point.
35. When you got to eat healthy
Healthy foods don’t always taste great. When you eat them every single day, it can feel like punishment.
36. What a joy!
It’s truly a treat to look at the catalog and being able to mark the books you want. It’s something most kids don’t get to enjoy these days.
37. Who are they?
I guess by the time she’s 40, she’d still be wondering who those persons were. And by 65, she’ll probably give up in trying to figure them out.
In a simpler term, 99% of us is asking for help. Since we really can’t rely on others to live our lives, we need to take a grip on that remaining 1% and just be an adult.
39. You don’t know.
This sums up life as an adult. Even if you don’t know what you are doing or why you’re feeling sad, you just power through everything.
40. Endless updates
I don’t think it’s really giving you an option. If it is, there’ll be a “Never” option somewhere.
41. Cancelling plans
The cycle of planning and cancelling plans is quite normal when you’re an adult. You’ll just have to figure out whose turn it is.