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People Break Down Which Things Are Falsely Seen As A Sign Of Maturity
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Being an adult is more about people presenting themselves a certain way.

It's about taking responsibility, being held accountable for indiscretions, taking risks, and a slew of other things that require hard work.

Adulting is so easy, said no one ever. There are people who think they're playing the part convincingly but they're fooling nobody but themselves.

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People Explain Which Teen Movies Made Them Think 'The Older I Get, The More I Agree With The Adult'
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There's a fairly common formula in movies geared toward a teenage audience.

A group of teenagers face one central conflict, to varying degrees of importance and severity, but manage to solve it in a surprisingly short manner of time.

The heroes of these films are usually a hodgepodge of traditional high school archetypes (star athlete, math nerd, girl whose beauty is disguised by a pair of glasses), all of whom the intended audience can completely relate to and root for.

And then we have the adult characters, who are often buffoonish stereotypes, or the outright villain, whose sole mission is to ensure the protagonist will not achieve their ultimate goal.

As teenagers, we often find ourselves ready to boo these grown-ups from the minute they appear on the screen.

But when we revisit these movies as adults, we find ourselves noticing that their behavior isn't quite as bad as we remembered.

Or, more shockingly, we actually find ourselves rooting for them!

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People Describe The First Time They Remember Feeling Like An Adult
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In the US, teenagers technically become adults at 18, an age when they are presumably able to make decisions for themselves and establish independence.

But some teenagers feel they've emotionally and mentally reached maturity before being of legal age, and for some, long after.

Maybe it was a life-changing event or some kind of turning point that make these young adults feel like they are wise beyond their years.

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People Explain Which Foods They Continue To Hate Well Into Adulthood
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When we were children, there were certain foods that even the mention of made us gag more than a little bit.

Broccoli, anchovies, mushrooms, you name it!

But then, as adults, we might discover that these foods are not revolting as we remembered them to be.

In fact, we might discover that we actually like them.

But even after growing out of our picky eating habits, there are likely still some foods that we still try to avoid eating whenever possible.

Redditor ohwowwhatfun was curious to hear all the foods the Reddit community never developed a taste for, leading them to ask:

"Which food item do you continue to hate even as an adult?"
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People Break Down Which Chores They Didn't Realize Would Consume Their Life As An Adult
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As a kid, I honestly truly deeply believed that being an adult would mean getting to do what I want.

Several people lied to me and I'd like to speak to all the managers.

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