adulthood

People Explain Which Strange Abilities They Had As A Child That They've Since Lost
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Childhood can seem like a magical time.

Anything is possible.

But that magic doesn't always make it to adulthood.

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People Confess Which 'Adulting' Tasks They're So Tired Of Performing
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We may not like it, but getting older is pretty inevitable.

With age may come wisdom, but it also comes with lots of responsibilities.

And some days, we're just over it.

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People Divulge The One Thing They Had As A Child They Wish They Had Today
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You never appreciate what you have until it's gone, right?

That includes all the things we took for granted as children.

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As kids, most of us are desperate to fit in and we want, more than anything, not to feel alone.

Over time, you discover that there is pleasure to be found in solitude and that you don't need to be around people all the time, especially not the ones who don't bring much value to your life.

Being alone is the best. Naps? Quiet time? No one to bother me? It's beautiful.

Kids don't know what they're missing out on until they're older, I suppose.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor MyLeft_Nu7 asked the online community,

"What is torture when you're a kid but heaven now?"
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You know when you realize that life just isn't fair? It can be soul crushing. Sure, you might go through things for a while and still retain some degree of optimism but when that moment finally hits you? Oh, it can hurt.

A lot.

It's a wake-up call that changes your perspective on a lot of things. And it's the adult version of what it must be like for a child who has their world shattered when they learn that Santa Claus is just an invention.

There are other realizations that fall into this category, of course. We heard more about those after Redditor obviousplants asked the online community,

"What’s the adult equivalent to finding out Santa isn’t real?"
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