27 Unexpected Lessons You Learn in Your 20s

Written by StyleCraze

Yes. 20s are a magical time. Carefree, all fun, it’s life no holds barred, right? Well, yes, but that’s when you learn things you never thought were true. Shocking things that change the way you look at life. Oh 20s, you are adorable!

1. Going To Sleep Early Is Cool

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Yes! To sleep in at a reasonable hour in the night, only to wake up fresh and alive, and capable of going through work or college or whatever it is that you call life! Bliss, isn’t it?

2. Teenagers Suck

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Oh they do! Every time you see some teen diva throwing a tantrum like she owns the world, you go, “Bitch, please!” Well, twenties are also when ‘Bitch, please’ has a whole new meaning to it.

3. Stories From Your Childhood Were A Big Fat Lie

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Cinderella was cruel, Snow White was a liar, and Little Red Riding Hood wasn’t entirely honest about what happened to the wolf. Yes, your entire childhood was a lie. Yet, in your twenties, you have heard worse, haven’t you?

4. Your Body Aches, For No Apparent Reason

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And there is nothing, absolutely nothing you can do about it. Apart from just shrugging your shoulders. No, wait, that hurt too. Yeah.

5. Getting Asked For Your ID At A Bar Is No Fun Anymore

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It is infuriating in fact. Enough for you to kill the one asking for it with a single stare. I mean, you are an adult now! How dare you!

6. Hangovers Are Real

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You can make up as many excuses as you want, but admit it, a night out drinking is not followed by a happy morning. Hangovers are not your thing anymore. Yes, age is catching up. Sigh!

7. You Have To Do Everything At Home

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Yes, you have to. Magical elves will not do the dishes or laundry, or dust the house anymore. They have abandoned you.

8. Going To The Gym Is Tough

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If you thought maturity will make getting up in the morning and going to the gym easy and fun, you were wrong. Very wrong.

9. Everything Easy Five Years Back Is Tough Today

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Yes. Every passing day, life is getting tougher and tougher. Oh, you poor thing!

10. Networking, That Is Your New Mantra

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Even if you hate it, you must, as that is how your world works now. So smack that fake smile on, and get started.

11. Everyone You Loved Is An Idiot

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And, what they say or do is purely irritating. In fact, just their existence around you is a pain. Why can’t some people from your past just vamoose off the face of the earth?

12. It’s All About Loving Your Family

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Like really! Your parents are the best! They transformed overnight from unbearable, uncool monsters to the best things ever in your life.

13. Your Dream Job, Is A Dream

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And will remain so for a long time to come. Unless you are one of those lucky people who love what they do and do what they love, and live on the other side of the rainbow.

14. Body Hair Is An Issue

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It grows and then vanishes, wherever it wants to, with no prior notice. There is nothing you can do about it. So does fat. Though that rarely goes away.

15. Finances Are Good To Have

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At some point, they are. It is good to save and have some stash somewhere with your name on it. And we mean money, not weed.

16. You Have Fewer Friends

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You stop distributing friendship bands like they were fliers to a slumber party. You sort, filter, and weed out the unworthy to have a friend’s list you can count on your fingertips.

17. Bars With Ample Seating Make You Cry Out In Joy

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So do the ones with less loud music and ample space to lounge and chat!

18. The World Is Wide And Huge

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More importantly, perhaps it’s time you saw it too. For real. Get backpacking or flying across pronto.

19. Celebrities Are Way Younger Than You

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The ones who aren’t are not celebrities anymore. Yes, everyone is growing old.

20. Cooking Is A Life Skill

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Even if it is just a boiled egg, if you can manage to make it without burning your house down, you are set for life.

21. College Was About Studying

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We know it’s too late now, but yes, if only you had studied even for half the time you spent in college, life would have been so different.

22. Time Flies

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Remember those years when every minute felt like a lifetime with nothing to do but wait to get older and be free? Well, now you are older, and you blink, and you are fifty, haggled, and wrinkly.

23. Grownups Are Clueless Too

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And you thought grownups had the answer to everything. Yeah, that was a lie. You know now.

24. Your Parents Were Always Right

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They told you so, too. You just didn’t want to listen to them. Too late now, though.

25. Your Hair Looks Bad No Matter What

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It does, and there is nothing you can do about it. Except for taking it in your stride and hooding every day out. For the rest of your life.

26. Friendship Needs Effort

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Much more than pinky swears and BFF bands. Sadly.

27. Napping Is Your New Hobby

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It’s tough being a twenty-something, more than you realize. So do not judge.

So yes, being in your twenties is an eye-opener. Hey, it isn’t all so bad, though. I mean, wait till you get to your thirties, then we shall talk again. Wink wink.

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