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When you became an adult, what disappointed you the most?

As in, when you were a kid, you viewed being an adult the best thing ever. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. You can pick your own career. You'll be financially comfortable! And many other things we associate with adults. However, as we get older, we realize that this is not always the case. Which realization disappointed you the most?
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
That love is fleeting, as with friendship.
Many "Friends" have ulterior motives.
We were all lied to us kids and we all "Have" to tell White Lies.
"The World is your Oyster"... for a select few.
Life is a Lifelong Struggle
Egalitarianism is a Myth.
The Majority of people do not care about your plight and are simply selfish.
"You can be anything you want to be"....if you get the help and support required.
I can go on.....
Myzery · 36-40, F
I thought as long as you planned and did everything right money wise, you'd be fine. Then I realized how expensive it was to get sick and that no matter how well you planned, a chronic/terminal illness would cost you everything.
Sedona · 36-40
I lost my superpowers and was no longer able to swing on the monkey bars.
PerfectionOfTheHeart · 41-45, F
The weight that’s required to be carried. So many responsibilities come with being an adult and it’s honestly something I was never taught about ahead of time by anyone. The only thing school taught me in relation to my role as an adult was how to follow a recipe, and my dad…well, there was no feedback there. It should have been a common sense thing, but I was in a sheltered childlike state well into my 20’s that when I was suddenly shifted into adulthood it was very jarring to me. Kind of lost sight of who I was completely and instead became who I was required to be, and if you’re not in the right mindset that’s something that can be soul crushing.
Iwashere2 · 36-40, M
Money. Everything needs money. A lot of it. All the dreams,goals ,fantasies etc.. i had no idea as a kid
TeenAngel · F
I'm at the age where most of the people I knew from childhood move away to university or jobs.
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
I really didn’t know how to do anything for myself as an adult. Everything about being an adult was a shock to me.

I didn’t know how to cook or clean or pay bills except the automatic withdrawal for my car payments. I had been catered to by my parents my whole life.

Those were my biggest disappointments
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
[@1220692,Jenny1234] That's sad. One of the most important functions of parenthood is to teach your children how to be self-reliant in the world. My youngest son said he found the best way to meet girls in college was to go to the laundry room and advise them on how to do their laundry. His Mom taught him well.
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
[@626983,dancingtongue] this is so true
ineedadrink · 51-55, M
I think I've avoided that question because I never feel as if I've grown up. Despite my family, grey hair & body aches my mind can't comprehend that I'm a growd up.
[@4658,ineedadrink] I'm exactly the same way.
Loretta78 · 41-45, F
As a kid and even still as a teenager I thought it would be very normal that one day there would be a man who would love me, we would marry and that I would have a loving husband and experience a nice family life.

Sadly I've never experienced anything of that.

But well, I am grown up and I accept the facts as they are.
I thought good always triumphed over evil.
alongalone · M
Well I remember I was worried as a child about growing up. I remember dreading graduating high school.. virtually everything has been disappointing, but am still very grateful to be alive..
Realizing that being legally classified as an adult doesn't necessarily entail maturing so much as simply aging for many 'adults'.
Asificair · M
I'm not sure I did view it that way. Leaving school was pretty traumatic, perhaps I knew what was coming.
Offthetop · 51-55, M
Driving isn’t as cool as it seemed.
SaturdayhasTURDinit · 41-45, M
Who thinks like that?

I didn't want to adult.


Well tough eh?


I'm not good at it.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
Learning that finding a willing sexual partner wasn't any easier.
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
That work▶️money thing.
IM5688 · 61-69, M
Marriage

 
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