20 People Explain What’s True In Your 20's But Not In Your 30's. I Need A Nap.

Getting older is just a natural part of adult life, but accepting that you're getting older? That's an entirely different story.

Here is a list of things that are fine to believe in your twenties, but not in your thirties.

Enjoy...

Many thanks to Reddit user The_pinto_mobile for posing this question.

Check out more answers from the source at the bottom!


1/20. 20s: Full head of hair? Awesome I'm gonna style it any way I want, probably like the guy from Twilight or like The Fonz or Elvis or something

30s: Oh no. No no no no no. NO.

xfleeting

2/20. That one day, you'll feel old, or accept that you're old.

I'm 40 now. Twenty years ago, when I'd extract my head out of my own ass long enough to give a thought to the stuff that comes with aging like my parents' health declining, no longer being able to ignore aches in pains because I am not too young for heart disease, and other stuff, I just assumed that with age came acceptance of my dreary fate.

Hasn't happened yet. I've got a great marriage, a solid and rising career, two wonderful kids and a house. And every evening, as the kids build Legos and I look out the window and into the glow of the porch light, I still feel like I'm waiting for my mom and dad to come home and take care of me.

littlecatfeet


3/20. That you can go without sleep. As I got to 30, the all-nighters became that much harder. In my 20's, lack of sleep was an everyday thing.

tweegee9

4/20. 23 years old: "Of course I am going to be somebody! It's inevitable. I'm going to change the world with my art/music/opinions!"

43 years old: "This seat is comfy."

Angstromium

5/20. That there's a certain time or age you get to that makes you magically ready to be an "adult"... Like how you viewed adults when you were in your 20's and younger. I keep getting older but don't feel like an "adult" nor do I feel like I am good at adulting.

x1818z

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6/20. Making money is more important than a healthy life-work balance.

reddit_army_overseer

7/20. Friendship never ends.

In your twenties, it's friends for life. In your thirties, that's a shitty Spice Girls song.

laterdude

8/20. You'll figure out your life soon.

Nope. Never happens.

llyrmoon


9/20. My 20's were a learning experience. My 30's were awesome. My 40's are trying to recapture my 30's. The thought of my soon to be 50's are terrifying which ironically I felt the same exact way when I was 19, 29, 39, and now, 49.

SwingJay1

10/20. I'm in my late twenties and certainly haven't achieved the dreams I told everyone about in high school. However, I do have a stable, close job with moderate pay reasonable hours, a fiance, and an adorable little dog. Kind of the opposite of the adventurous, crazy life I had envisioned.

But you know what I found most surprising? So far, I've found that I'm happy every single day. Way more than college. I still have goals and plans, sure, but the best part of every day is spending time at home with my little family. Walking the dog together, watching movies and shows, playing games... I smile a lot.

It may not be for everybody, but so far I've found that there is such a thing as domestic bliss. I've learned that it's unwise to second guess the things that make you happy because they don't match most people's ideas of peak human achievement. Mundane lives can be beautiful, joyous, and full of love.

Personally, I can't figure out how to have a terrible day when I come home to my waggy little dog.

EaterOfPenguins

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11/20. 20's: Ouch that kind of hurts. It'll be okay tomorrow.

30's: Ouch. I need to get that checked.

40: Ouch. Well, I guess this is how it ends...

LosinCash

12/20. That your REAL life will start soon. Next year probably. Just gotta buckle down and do it....next year.

Valgardson

13/20. That its okay to be single... Nope, when you hit 30 the fear of dying alone sinks in.

Falentine


14/20. Your favourite band is going to last forever and never put out a bad album.

stanleymodest

15/20. 20's: SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK! STAY UP ALL NIGHT! WHAT ARE DOING ANYWAY? WHO CARES!!!! WE ARE NEVER GOING TO SLEEP AGAIN!

30's: You know what's great? Naps. Midday naps. And those nights when nothing is on and you don't have go out for something or another? Early bedtime! YES! I just got my comforter out from the dryer and got these high count Egyptian cotton sheets. I am so set!

inksmudgedhands

16/20. That you will never stop hitting the clubs and pubs.

"YOU HAVE TO FIGHT, FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PAAAARTY!"

"No thanks, not anymore, see I have a mortgage and a report due in two days, and Julie from accounting is messing me around so I really need to get into work early, but to do that I need to get up early to beat the 6:30am rush. Oh shit....it's Little Spencer's parent teacher interview tomorrow night; damn, I really hope Candice can make it."

Aussienaut

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17/20. That your skill, dedication, hard work, and ability to network will pay off.

It might.

It might not.

TokyoCalling

18/20. When you're 20 you want to save the world.

When you're 30 you just hope you can save yourself.

serkenz

19/20. 20s: "Playing videogames isn't a waste of time, because I'm having fun!"

30s: "Holy shit, I wasted my 20's."

vampireweeknd


20/20. That you are in your 20's.

U_R_Easily_Offended


Bonus: Well thanks for the nightmares guys, I turn 30 tomorrow. Midlife crisis ACTIVATE.

metans


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