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"No, Little Charlotte, Santa Isn't Real. And Neither Is..."

Life's full of ups and downs, but it's easier to focus on the downs. A promotion that was wrongly given to someone else. Not finishing that novel you've been working on since before college. Discovering that maybe that widow's peak you've had since you were 19 might just be early male pattern baldness.

To know they weren't alone, Reddit user, u/crushedcreditcard, wanted to know about adulthood's similar disappointments when they asked: What's the adult equivalent of learning Santa isn't real?

Even Zeus Can Fall

Your parents are human too so they have their own opinions and thoughts and feelings and their own perspective like everyone else, so not everything they tell you is true.

They are no longer your teacher.

diaperedwoman

Being The Best Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be

Being the best employee doesn't necessarily mean you'll be rewarded the best.

GrampappyJoe

I'm A Toys R' Us...Adult?

Some professions die.

Just because you were a good travel agent or fax repairman doesn't mean you can be one forever.

Scrappy_Larue

It's not just the professions which are dying. Many low level jobs staffed by middle aged people are on the brink of being made redundant.

I'm CPA with some knowledge of VBA. But I mostly work in auditing and due diligence. It is very easy to write macros in excel and we have streamlined our teams because macros automate so much of our work. Due to this, we haven't replaced our leavers in 3 quarters.

I have seen so many people work in payroll processing, accounts payable/receivable management and reporting which can be let go due to this.

envenomedaccountant

Things Don't Always Matter

You can do everything right and still fail.

Fiberglasssneeze

It Doesn't Just Happen

That none of the standard "adult life" accouterments are guaranteed to occur.

A place of your own, a functional long term relationship, a career that makes sense to you or is at least rewarding..

janksnake

35 years old. I've always lived with roommates, I've effectively always been single, and after five years of ownership I just replaced my 2001 Ford Focus hatchback with a 2001 Ford Focus hatchback.

Many people, I know, have it much worse, but man... This isn't what I expected.

RegalPlatypus

You Gotta Squish The Bugs, Man

The realization that bugs are going to get into your house and no one is going to get rid of them but you.

That's your job now bro,

Merry F-cking Christmas.

2PartridgesinaPetri

How Are They Even Moving?

When you see a band play live and they're all really old now

SamosephJoseph

When You Can't Trust Bill...

Some time ago, there was an AskReddit "what did you love in childhood and who ruined it for you?". The top answer was "Bill Cosby, and Bill Cosby."

capilot

He Was Inside Of Us All Along

Learning that Santa is real and you're him.

I_Raptus

WHAT?! *burns the world down

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON HOUSEHUNTERS ALREADY BOUGHT THE HOUSE

allthecats

H/T: Reddit

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There are few things more satisfying than a crisp $20 bill. Well, maybe a crisp $100 bill.

But twenty big ones can get you pretty far nonetheless.

Whether it's tucked firmly in a birthday card, passing from hand to hand after a knee-jerk sports bet, or going toward a useful tool, the old twenty dollar bill has been used for countless purposes.


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I realize that school safety has been severely compromised and has been under dire scrutiny over the past decade and of course, it should be. And when I was a student, my safety was one of my greatest priorities but, some implemented rules under the guise of "safety" were and are... just plain ludicrous. Like who thinks up some of these ideas?

Redditor u/Animeking1108 wanted to discuss how the education system has ideas that sometimes are just more a pain in the butt than a daily enhancement... What was the dumbest rule your school enforced?
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One of the golden rules of life? Doctors are merely human. They don't know everything and they make mistakes. That is why you always want to get another opinion. Things are constantly missed. That doesn't mean docs don't know what they're doing, they just aren't infallible. So make sure to ask questions, lots of them.

Redditor u/Gorgon_the_Dragon wanted to hear from doctors about why it is imperative we always get second and maybe third opinions by asking... Doctors of Reddit, what was the worse thing you've seen for a patient that another Doctor overlooked?
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When we think about learning history, our first thought is usually sitting in our high school history class (or AP World History class if you're a nerd like me) being bored out of our minds. Unless again, you're a huge freaking nerd like me. But I think we all have the memory of the moment where we realized learning about history was kinda cool. And they usually start from one weird fact.

Here are a few examples of turning points in learning about history, straight from the keyboards of the people at AskReddit.

U/Tynoa2 asked: What's your favourite historical fact?


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