Once you were dreaming of becoming an astronaut, visiting the furthest places, climbing the highest mountains, finding the biggest love, and then it was all gone one day.

Adulthood happened. It knocked on the door, handed you responsibilities you were not ready for and said that everything’s on your shoulders now. So now, most of my fellow dear millennials are juggling between things like the pandemic that made the world feel like an apocalyptic movie you didn’t sign up for, student loans, unaffordable rent, crazy expensive mochas your body nevertheless needs no-questions-asked, barely fine Tinder dates, sleepless Netflix binges, stressful jobs or the even more stressful absence of one, and lots other things nobody prepared us for.

So, dear adults, even though we can’t just get back to our childhood which equals devouring Harry Potter books and carelessly sleeping under the stairs, we can laugh at the absurdity we’re in right now. Scroll down through the best tweets that sum up adult life below and prepare to laugh and cry, and then laugh. Who cares, they already think of millennials as not very stable ones.

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JitkaBlitka
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh yea, I miss not feeling guilty when doing nothing...

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heidi hunt
Community Member
3 months ago

Every single time

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

That's *IF* I go to the party at all!!

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Navigating through adulthood is the job of a lifetime. I have been an adult for more than a decade, and I am still learning to be one. I suspect I am not the only one. So I spoke with Francis Merson, the clinical psychologist awarded the Australian Psychology Society Prize in 2015, who was happy to share some very interesting and useful insights about it.

“People can often get stuck in patterns of behavior during childhood which persist into adulthood and prevent them developing true autonomy,” Francis said and added that there are many ways in which this can happen. “People who have been traumatized can internalize a victim identity, which makes it scary for them to act independently as adults. People who are emotionally neglected can also revert to child-like modes, where they rely excessively on partners and friends to help them deal with the world and their own emotions.”

It can also happen to people who are overindulged since they “might grow up with the expectation that others should sort out their lives for them,” Francis added.

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James016
Community Member
3 months ago

My wife: "What shall we have tonight?" Me: "I don't know"......repeat until we decide to eat the pizza we have in the freezer

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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

And we know why the bastards do it!

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Caro Caro
Community Member
3 months ago

And who the hell touched my cheese?

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Even though it might be easy to judge people who just can’t seem to adult properly, Francis argues that it’s important to be compassionate and remember that these people didn’t choose the early experiences that underpin their difficulties today.

More importantly, Francis argues that there’s no such thing as the perfect adult—“someone who is unfailingly responsible, rational and emotionally balanced. We all have moments when we act like kids: we get mad over trivial stuff; we panic needlessly; we sulk when we’re criticized.” Having said that, the clinical psychologist warned that “if these behaviors are the rule, rather than the exception, then it’s possible there are some roadblocks on the way to adulthood.”

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postboredom
Community Member
3 months ago

Nah, I'm tired every single moment.

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

It's mostly bills now... When I was younger I used to have penpals from around the world!

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

Mine's bottom left! ^.^

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“And, of course, no one turns 18 and suddenly finds themselves fully rational, responsible and ready to smash all their life goals. The knowledge and skills involved in adulthood are accrued across the lifespan, gradually allowing you to become a more effective actor in the world, able to pursue your own interests while balancing them against the interests of others,” Francis said and added that essentially, we are all works in progress: becoming an adult is a lifelong pursuit. Meanwhile, “Immaturity happens when people are not progressing, when they are stuck in behaviors that aren’t helpful for them at their stage of life.”

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

My fridge is where the vegetables go to die in peace

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

You mean i have to stop saying "my mom said no"?

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Jar of Pickles
Community Member
3 months ago

Omg, i feel you....

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There are many aspects of the transition into adulthood. Francis elaborated: “it means learning to act rationally, rather than just react emotionally. Adults also seek relationships of equality and reciprocity, rather than just someone to look after them. Adults are in touch with their values, and are proactive in reaching their goals. And adults are realistic, particularly about who they are. This requires gaining insight into one’s own motivations, behavior, emotional triggers, strengths and weaknesses.”

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heidi hunt
Community Member
3 months ago

Same

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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

Well yes, but I don't have to listen to me

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Monday
Community Member
3 months ago

Those were the days....I could fall off the trampoline and land on my face but be totally fine but now I pull a shoulder muscle just from opening the shower door wrong.

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Francis also noted that “it’s important to emphasize that the idea of independence in adulthood does not mean you don’t rely on others.” He explained that we are social animals, and we need each other to survive and flourish. “The independence of adulthood is more like the independence of a nation, which interacts with other nations on an equal footing, makes independent decisions and is responsible for its internal affairs.”

For those who think that adulthood is a lot of work, Francis says that it’s worth it. “What you get in return is the power to flourish on your own terms. By acting as a child in an adult world, it’s much harder to build a life you can be proud of,” the clinical psychologist concluded.

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James016
Community Member
3 months ago

That's because they are scammers 99% of the time

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#17

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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

Take your pillow when you visit friends. They will not be insulted. They will understand

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Lee Macro
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Irish coffee.....best of both worlds

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El muerto
Community Member
3 months ago

me at 27 : peanuts, coffee and wine is a well balance diet.

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𝙸'𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚘𝚘𝚋!(new account)
Community Member
3 months ago

ya'll know im gonna hit up that lego section in walmart ^.^

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David Woollands
Community Member
3 months ago

I kind of lie there with one eye open - very dangerous if you’ve already turned off your alarm

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Rijkærd
Community Member
3 months ago

We are way over 96 times range now....

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Space whale
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I'm no where near over 30 but it still makes me happy! :)

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Marcellus II
Community Member
3 months ago

If you're a musician, that's typically the best available career move, yes.

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KombatBunni
Community Member
3 months ago

I love my mid afternoon naps. As a kid I found them boring, but as an adult I like to lay down for a half hour or so and snooze.

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

Probably the cat just sat on the keyboard! 😂😂😂

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lailyfnoor
Community Member
3 months ago

People do that? Me, I just work, come home, and laying on the couch

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Libstak
Community Member
3 months ago

Every single day.

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#29

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El muerto
Community Member
3 months ago

an a wide collection of "good boxes"

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postboredom
Community Member
3 months ago

You actually subscribed? I always thought it just drops on your head like a brick

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Ophelia Butz
Community Member
3 months ago

Without the drawer, they're in a pile. Without the pile, they're around the house. But they are NEVER in the trash because I need each one of the 18 chargers that work with nothing in my house. I just do.

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Caro Caro
Community Member
3 months ago

Jezus! OP is only in their 30's!! Shut up.

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#33

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Phantom Captain
Community Member
3 months ago

So true! I literally can't stay up late anymore.

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Auntriarch
Community Member
3 months ago

You just wait till you meet the involuntary fart.

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Space whale
Community Member
3 months ago

Upvote to save someone's laundry

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Space whale
Community Member
3 months ago

Using a good pen has always brought me joy. Maybe I'm weird but I love stationary.

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postboredom
Community Member
3 months ago

And getting out is the worst

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
3 months ago

Or letting them get even mankier and making banana bread!

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

Some teens look 10 years older though

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#40

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm having a breakdown because I'm talking to bins now

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heidi hunt
Community Member
3 months ago

This is me every morning

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JitkaBlitka
Community Member
3 months ago

Then you have kids and THEY CARE!

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heidi hunt
Community Member
3 months ago

For real and that makes me sad

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh that childhood sin got me in so much do-do!

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#45

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Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I just go to my room to cry

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

Forget it who want's a pile of s**t anyway! Just go back to bed!

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, I'm not an adult yet and I've read BP for long enough to realize that most adults in authority are kind of frauds haha. I have mastered the ability to guess what your childhood was like based on your behavior as an authoritative figure, ooooo *intense music as I open my third eye*

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

I truly am frightened on these multi lane hiways just stay to the right we gotta turn off somewhere!

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ZAPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

you eventually take it as background noise when it reaches constant flow.

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
3 months ago

If I can just fake it 'till I retire yahoo!

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