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My 17-year-old self would be severely disappointed in the fact that I’m exhausted by 10pm every evening, and I only have about three sips of alcohol a year. But the reality is that many experiences that are exciting or enjoyable for teens and young adults are a lot less glamorous decades later. Why stay out late when I can curl up with a good book at home?

In honor of all of these things that we’re simply getting too old for, Redditors have recently been sharing what they find much less fun (or much more annoying) as they age. Below, you’ll find a list of their thoughts, so be sure to upvote the replies that make you feel less guilty about refusing to go to restaurants with loud music!

#1

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate People. Honestly, they're everywhere.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once had an idea that since I don't like large numbers of people out bright sunlight, I could wear a black cloak and mutter. The cowl stops sunlight and people avoid me because they think I'm an insane cultist

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#2

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Noise. Anyone or anything that is too loud.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate it. Too overwhelming, I hate all that input. I can't focus on anything if there's too much noise

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#3

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate B******t arguing with other people.

It makes me think of Keanu Reeves. He gave an. Interview about growing older, and said he protects his peace by refusing to argue with anyone about anything. He said “2+2 is 5? You are correct. Have a nice day.”

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JB
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yep. Nobody is deserving of me expending my energy to argue with them.

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#4

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Putting up BS. I'm 64 and will retire in 8 months and also just filed for a divorce and hopefully that will be done before retirement. I'm done with it all. I have looked into buying a coop condo in a 55+ community and should have one secured within a couple of months. My employer seems to think they can call me for advice when I retire, no they can't because they have been very toxic and I'm almost done playing that game. My husband thinks he can treat me like c**p and not acknowledge anything important to me, I'm done with his toxic behavior. He's still in shock that I have the guts to do it but when I made a list in writing and he wanted to continue to be married I showed him a list I made of why I needed to leave and why I should stay and the should stay list was completely blank. He couldn't even argue because it was all true on reasons I should leave.

I am not too old to start a new chapter in my life and enjoy what time I have left.

Edit: Thank you all for the encouragement. We both meet with the attorney today and divorce will be final in 60 to 90 days. This decision has taken 15 years to put in place but someone did tell me about 10 years ago when the time is right I will move forward, the time is right at this phase of my life.

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#5

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate anything starting past 9PM

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#6

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Eating food that’s not delicious.

And I don’t mean eating unhealthily.

I mean, If I’m going to consume calories, it’s going to be delicious. Sometimes that means heating things up in the oven instead of microwave, or adding an extra ingredient that makes the dish.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree-food should be enjoyable . As I've got older, I've got far less rigid about meals: if I feel like eating a beef sandwich for breakfast and a bowl of oatmeal for dinner I will do.

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#7

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Caring for people who don't care about me

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#8

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Convincing people not to do dumb s**t.

Go ahead I don’t care anymore. Learn the hard way.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it when someone doesn’t listen to me and they do something dumb and I get to see them get in trouble or something worse

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#9

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Not being comfortable. I'm done with that.
Give me a pilow and some legroom.
A bench in the shower and a fluffy towel. Give me space to breath and live. Give me quality over quantity and I gladly pay extra for an upgrade.

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StrangeOne
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm through with wearing high heels, makeup everyday, most jewelry, tightly bound hairstyles. I can barely tolerate jeans.

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#10

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Going places without a bathroom nearby. Not necessarily "too old," more like "too IBS."

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep - this is true. Going on holiday is an adventure. The great toilet tour is a thing

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#11

This heat. I remember when I used to want to lay out, do beach activities, and swim. Now, I’m dreading having to go out in the sun and want to be locked away in my air-conditioned home

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Another thing I am pretty sure I have is heat intolerance, I cannot stand being in the heat for at least ten minutes, I will boil alive, it’s even worse because I live in Florida

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#12

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate BS excuses. Stop trying to make up elaborate, unbelievable stories. Just tell me you forgot, or you overslept, or whatever. It's fine. I get it. But don't expect me to believe your convoluted, half-a*s ramblings. Grow up and own your shortcomings.

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StrangeOne
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

S**t happens. I've learned it's actually better to just admit you slept in. It happens to most people time to time. As long as you get right into your work all should be okay.

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#13

Nuisance noise, kids whining , cars blasting , mufflers, lawn mowers …. Stupid people in public making noise .

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We're really hoping we'll have enough money to buy a house in the middle of nowhere, whee the only sounds will be the rain, birds and buzzing of bees.

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#14

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Lack of sleep. All nighters were once manageable. Now I pull an all nighter and I am useless.

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StrangeOne
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems like my body is trying to catch up on all the missed sleep from those all nighters.

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#15

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Leaving the house

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Esme Weatherwax
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Way too many people outside. I want to bring back the garden hermit trend from 15th century England where I can get paid for being antisocial

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#16

Chasing after people. Like if I ask you to hang out a few times and you’re always busy… come find me. Phone works both ways.

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Christine
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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. I've started doing this long time ago, with a friend I thought my best friend. 🤷‍♀️

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#18

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate I am tired of anime and superhero movies with teenage protagonists. I’m not saying the stories aren’t good, but I am f*****g tired of coming of age stories

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6 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

not to mention these teenagers who aren't even old enough to drive are getting absolutly beat up by supervilllans who are way older than them. and at the end of the movie they are just happy and relieved instead of traumatized. the plot is amazing but i wish they would make it a little more realistic.

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#19

Stupid a*s people and friends that still cause drama in their 50's!!! F*****g idiots

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or move anywhere with a Home Owners Association. Nothing like a self-appointed government to ruin your day.

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#20

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Hangovers, 3 days to go back to normal is too much now and not worth it.

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6 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pointless anyway. I'd rather not waste time or money on alcohol.

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#21

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Work

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't want to have to work past the age of 60. Seems like hell to spend the last years of my life like that

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#22

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Concerts without assigned seating.

I'm not showing up hours early to get a good spot and then be *stuck* there the entire time without being able to sit or use the bathroom or else I lose my view.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Concert atmosphere tends to take away 20 years off my age, gives me a boost of happiness and energy like nothing else (ok, my knees and back are not soo happy the next day, but oh well...) . Rock/metal ones. I love that there are people of all ages, from 8 to 80.

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#23

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate smoking cigarettes. I quit 5 days ago after 15 years. just woke up and went "you know what, nah."

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6 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one hits close to home in it’s own way, it’s extremely difficult for me to quit smoking. I can’t do without a cigarette, it’s my biggest downfall. I’ve decided to try again when I’m good and ready, and I’m fully aware that won’t be for another many of years and I’m quite ok with that too 👍🏻 I know I’ll succeed when the time is right and I’m 100% mentally ready; I feel acknowledging that is a good start

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#24

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Skinny jeans

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have to disagree with this one. I live in my skinny jeans and it's a hill I'm willing to die on.

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#25

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Anxiety. I need to get over this s**t already

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best advice I know for anxiety: Do everything stressful one tiny step at a time. Eat the elephant one bite at a time.

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#26

The news in general

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Life is so much better when you're not paying attention to the news. If you think all the bad stuff that's going on is all reported to the news, not a chance. It's just a tip of the iceberg, the ones who bothered to report it to the news. Every now and then there's a good, uplifting story, but not often enough.

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#27

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate All the work necessary to maintain a house, especially the outside.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is one of the reasons my mom sold her house to rent an apartment. She said the upkeep to make her house "presentable" was too much.

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#28

People driving like a maniac to show off… it terrified me then and scares me even more now.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm the old lady who flips off people flying down my street. There are too many kids around to be driving like that.

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#29

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate internet bickering

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#30

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Partying

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was too old for this when I was of legal age to do this. Loud, dark, smelly, the music is weird, someone has to watch your things, drinks are expensive.

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#31

Social media. Rather meet face to face

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No one even wants to go out for coffee or go do something, and actually make it to fruition. "Oh, I'll give you my facebook." What? Why? Then you go friend them and they friend you but never chat with you. What was the point?

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#32

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate New slang.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Upvote for The Shins song from 20+ years ago https://www.google.com/search?q=new+slang+song&oq=new+slang+song&aqs=chrome..69i57.5661j0j7&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

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#33

Family b******t

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't care who did it what with who. There's a divide in my family right now, and it's all to do with the older generations. They've tried getting all the younger generations involved but we're not playing that game. To hell with all of them.

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#35

Long conversations. Please wrap up whatever you need to say in 3 minutes or less. I zone out on each Teams meeting I have at work. I simply can’t stay engaged for longer than a few minutes (this might be a mental issue the more I think about it).

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'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Caring. Growing up I was a people pleaser due to the abuse my bio mom did to me. Now being older, I’ve come to realize that I give less and less effs about if I make someone like me or not.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Took me a long long time to learn that People Pleasing does more harm than good. And that niceness and kindness are two different things. You should always be kind, but you don't always need to be nice. And you do not need to sacrifice yourself for others. Care for those that care for you, and forget about the rest. So many of us are so conditioned to find our worth in the approval of others - and it's destroyed our self esteem. F**k people pleasing.

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#37

The dating scene.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah - I can relate to this one. Recently single after 17 years of marriage. It's a mad house out there.

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#38

Kissing up and playing games in the work place.

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#39

Grudges and impatients. It's just exhausting.

I've become a much more forgiving and tolerant person with age. Learning how to set healthy boundaries has helped.

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6 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My memory is too c**p to hold a grudge. I'll probably forget I'm supposed to be mad at you.

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#40

'Too Old For This’: 40 Things People Are Getting Too Old To Tolerate Booze, hangovers are almost always near extinction events these days.

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