5 Harsh Truths About Growing Up (And How To Get Over Them)

We can't go back and play with our toys, we have the world to contend with.

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1. It's not easy to get a job now-a-days.

The market is horrible, people who are overqualified or have college degrees end up hanging out in their parents' basements for longer and people tend to fall back on their laurels a bit. The harsh truth, is that it's really hard to move forward in specific market without a lot of experience and the right degree. It makes life after college and high school kind of a crap shoot.

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2. Things will never be the same after you leave home.

Taking your first steps into adulthood are scary. And once you actually leave your nest, things get even mroe frightening. Your life changes very quickly in adulthood, and before you know it you'll have your first big job, and you'll be on the way to a new adventure. Things won't be the same once you leave home. And even more than that your life won't be the same. It will be difficult to adjust and you'll spend a lot of time thinking about the past, but that's a natural occurrence.

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3. You're going to lose touch with people.

When you don't see the same people every day, you're bound to lose touch with them. You may have thought your college friends, or people from your home town will stay with you forever, but it's just natural for them to fade away, as their lives change too. It's not a bad thing, or a good thing. It just is. The more you move away from what you knew, the less familiar it will be.

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4. You're going to have to take care of yourself.

People never realize this until they're on their own. We assume that our parents and friends will always be around to pick us up when we fall, but in adulthood that is simply not the case. When we get sick, or get in trouble, we have to be our own best friend. We have to take care of ourselves. You may have to make the tough decisions and take chances on your own, without the advice of those close to you, and that can be a heavy burden to bear.

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5. Adulthood is terrifying.

Bills, credit cards, paying back student loans, finding a mate, buying a house. On and on and on. My god, it's all so scary. At times we just want to crawl into bed and abandon adulthood, but we can't. It's inescapable, and we're always comparing ourselves to people we think are more successful, better looking or just cooler. It's a confusing time where we don't know which way is up and there is no way around it.

How to get over it:

As long as you wake up every day, with the intention of doing things a little bit better, and use our mistakes as fuel we can get over everything. The world is a harsh place, but you don't have to succumb to it.

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