Just like our earlier list featuring the 30 Famous People Who Didn’t Make It Until After Age 30 has shown, life doesn't end after your twenties. On the contrary, you're well introduced to adulthood, the dust starts settling, and you finally realize you're getting it.

Twitter has been spending quite some time "auditing" this precious period of our lives. People have hilariously summed up what your 30s is really like time and time again, but the truth is that there are so many aspects of it, we just had to make a follow-up post.

From partying to dating and listening to music in grocery stores, continue scrolling to read this amusing crash course, and upvote and comment on your favorites while you're at it.

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 months ago

i'm 34 now and pro at finding excuses not to go to party, going to bed at 10 pm is pretty awesome :D

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"People in their 30s, psychologically speaking, are going to a peak in their lifespan chart," psychotherapist and counselor Tati Silva told Bored Panda. "It is the beginning of our middle adulthood when we start to say 'goodbye' to our early adulthood, which for some can be challenging."

One study by a British social-networking site called Friends Reunited found out pretty much the same thing. 70% of respondents over the age of 40 thought they were not truly happy until they reached 33.

"The age of 33 is enough time to have shaken off childhood naiveté and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth," psychologist Donna Dawson commented on the findings.

Another study by insurer Aviva came to similar results. They asked more than 2,000 adults what they thought the best age was to be and the average came out as 35. While only those aged 45-54 picked that exact number, most groups chose somewhere in the 30s, except for 18-24-year-olds who thought it was 27 and those aged 65 and over who answered with 44.

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Y2K was 20 years ago :'(

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But the age doesn't come without its fair share of doubts, too. "People start getting anxious about their future, questioning if they are in the right path," Silva explained. "There is an increase in anxiety and depression in the 30s as a result of looking back to the past and questioning the future. The high hopes and expectations we have when we're teens start to be challenged by reality and dreams are painfully crashed."

However, chances are, your personality won't change that much during this time. According to 20th-century Harvard psychologist William James, after age 30, a personality has “set like plaster.” Some studies back up this claim as well.

"Research about personality traits shows that personality doesn’t change for a long period of time over our lifespan," Silva explained. "There is a recognizable change from childhood to age 30, becoming more stable and gradual after that (Terracciano, Costa & McCrae, 2009). My experience working with clients across their lifespan shows that there are a better understanding of who they are and things they want to change. I observe a continuous personality development."

"30s can be seeing as a new beginning, which can bring anxiety but also lots of hopes, to reshape, restart, rethink," Silva concluded. "It can be an exciting time to review what you have done and where you want to go. Start a new book or continue the one you are already writing."

To put it simply, you're still probably going to be the same you after you hit the big 3-0. Just an upgraded version!

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago (edited)

Me in my 50s: What is this nonsense youngsters are listening to these days?

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4 months ago

This should be much higher, I can't believe how true this is. o_O I never thought of it this way, but it actually hits the nail on the head... Thinking about what you've done is the worst punishment possible when you're an adult.

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Danish Dynomummy
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4 months ago

Agreed, sometimes I open my mouth and my Mother comes out

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ƒιѕн
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4 months ago

I still have them. If anyone needs a cable for anything, hit me up.

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Lola
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4 months ago

I thought I had the flu last time I was hung over. Now I think twice about that second drink.

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Tristan Heath
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4 months ago

i mean he's not wrong.

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StormsTempest
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4 months ago

The second is me with my friends and I'm 15 (Just turned 15 today)

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Danish Dynomummy
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4 months ago

They are both excused

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Felicia Murphy
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4 months ago

So true, my back locked on me yesterday ( I am 31) and I couldn't move. sure as shit I thought to myself I'm going to die packing my lunch

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

And work Advil

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#13

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Zara VP
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4 months ago

Omg yes.

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 months ago

thsi needs to be higher, at 34 i can totally relate

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Craptavaganza
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4 months ago

Same here..

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 months ago

and socks become best Christmas gift

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Don Golosso
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4 months ago

So. Damn. True!

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Knight Owl
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4 months ago

Making friends as a kid. "Hey you have a blue shirt on too we'll be best friends for life." Making friends as an adult. "Will they rob me or use me or are they trying to get close enough to murder me..." let's stay lonely, safe and lonely

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Lola
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4 months ago

Doesn’t everyone?

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Full Name
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4 months ago

That's why so many of us are alone. It's a great mix of "Gee I want more friends" plus "Fuck, these people are time/resource vampires who contribute nothing".

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Zara VP
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4 months ago

Ah, the circle of life.

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Nubmaeme
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4 months ago

And it doesn't get any better as you get older! That left knee is soon joined by the right one, the ankles and the back.

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

I'm not eating that. I'll just take that 57 cent hit.

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ƒιѕн
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4 months ago

Home is my favorite place to be.

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What's In Your Head?
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4 months ago

Eh, what IS TikTok?

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Francis
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4 months ago

that's why i try to record/film/photgraph everything so i can blackmail my friends when needed in the future :D (jk)

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Suzi Gauthier
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4 months ago

Just tell her fairies can't fly when their wings are wet.

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C
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4 months ago

Team puppy

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Darwin
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4 months ago

It's so true *goes to cry in a corner*

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LoveLaughLucia
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4 months ago

or you could just play kind of the hill :D oh right... your knees :I

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