No one says growing up is easy. Taxes, marriage, buying a car, having kids, going to college, and doing dishes are all exactly as hard as you think they are. However, knowing where the pitfalls will be can maybe give you a chance to bypass them.
Reddit user, u/PersonalMachine, wanted to know the slip-ups you'll make in life when they asked:
Once You're Past 23, This Is A No Go
Staying up way too late, thinking you'll be just fine for the morning.
4 hours till I have to get up for work? I'm sure 3 hours is enough sleep. I'll definitely be rested if i get 2 hours of sleep. Is that... the sun?
One Is Not The Other
Mistaking infatuation for love.
Mistaking lack of infatuation for lack of love.
It's Just Their Job
Trusting people who are not their friends, but are instead doing their job.
- HR representatives.
- People looking for investors who have a 'sure thing'.
- Managers asking 'how are you doing?"
None Of It Is Real
Comparing yourself to others in an unhealthy way.
Social media has made this a much more common problem but it can be easy to look at someone else's life and get down on yourself even tho it's not a fair or accurate comparison.
You'll Never Hear It Again
Setting your favorite song as your morning alarm
Made that mistake in 2007. Still hate that song
No One Needs That Much
"The large popcorn is only 50¢ more? Alright, I'll go for a large."
It's Never Too Late To Back Out Now
A bit surprised nobody mentioned this one yet, sunken cost fallacy.
Thinking "well, I've invested THIS much already, might as well invest more to get it done with" or " I've gone this far, why end it now?". I see this happen all the time.
I learned it in a few classes but I found it applies with way more than real investments. I see people doing this with relationships where they think they can change someone, workplaces people don't want to leave, etc...
Again. It's A Job.
Actually thinking that the cute cashier/stripper really likes and cares about you. Usually young lonely men fall to this...
SPOILER: You Can't Fix Them
Falling in love with the wrong person and thinking your can fix him/her
From a reddit "best advice" topic a few years back:
Never fall in love with someone's potential
It's. Never. One.
I'll just have one beer.