Adulthood is probably one of the biggest challenges for people out there, and we know how that feels. If someone tells you they find it hard to be an adult, they probably have a good reason for that. These reasons may vary, but they are almost always things most adults would confirm in a heartbeat. The list below shows part of them, shared by adults who have been through it all. You can read all the comments on Reddit.
1. The cleaning
Most people who are used to their mom cleaning their mess would need to handle it on their own.
2. The paycheck
This is the kind of money a teenager would think of as a treasure, but it is nothing when you are an adult.
3. The time
This is one of the worst things to experience when you are an adult, and we wish it wasn’t so.
4. The work
Here is how things are sometimes as simple as possible – if you don’t prepare food, you don’t eat.
5. The month
Those who are not paying rent would never get this one, but we get it and we think the same way.
6. The things
This sounds like a logical thing, but most kids do not think like that when they grow up and look forward to adulting.
7. The age
This is not one of the serious problems of adulthood, but it is a real thing we also deal with.
8. The friends
This is the kind of thing that you only realize once it happens, and it is an absolute fact in most cases.
9. The time
It is significantly easier to be a student and a teenager than to be an adult, as adulthood robs you of a lot of great things.
10. The pain
Trying to feel the same way as you felt when a kid would be almost impossible when you become an adult.
11. The adulting
This is one of the simplest posts we could share on the matter of being an adult and what is hard about it.
12. The preparation
It seems that people need to be prepared that their dreams just might end up being a disappointment.
13. The time
The thing about being an adult is the fact that your free time is likely to be stolen from your sleeping hours.
14. The garbage
People’s bodies change and we guess that adults would never be the same as they were as teenagers.
15. The friends
Here is one thing about the burden of being an adult that nobody could prepare you for like they should.
16. The survival
This person means something that is hard to explain, but we believe their point is obvious, and we agree with it.
17. The excuses
Getting away with an excuse is easy when you are a kid or a teenager, but adults could hardly get away with whatever.
18. The people
This is one of the most stressful things about being an adult. Everyone would expect you to get anything possible.
19. The money
This is something that adults realize from experience, but even then, they still continue to do it.
20. The job
Quitting your job is easy, but only if have another option. Otherwise, you stick to it, as you need money to survive.
21. The life
They say everyone can have a fresh start, but people have their limits and refreshing themselves is often not possible.
22. The home
Many people work hours after they finished their regular working time, and there is nothing they could do about it.
23. The back-up
When you become an adult, you are likely to rely only on yourself or your partner, and there is no back-up plan.
24. The day
For some weird reason, the day of an adult seems to be significantly shorter than the typical day of a teenager.
25. The game
There are many things you can compare adult life to, but this here is one of the best comparisons ever.
26. The money
This is one awesome comparison that describes how money loses its value when you are an adult.
27. The metabolsim
Here is one short but important post. You can never argue with it, because this is the truth about adulting.
28. The motivation
Even though people gain money sometimes, and they are successful, having no energy or motivation makes it all pointless.
29. The bills
Making a good budget that works is nothing but stressing, and we all know how it feels to do this.
30. The days off
It seems that having an endless string of free days as a teenager would remain a distant memory when you are an adult.
31. The cool drink
Having coffee when you are a teen seems cool, but you will probably need it as an adult to make the days feel easier.
32. The acne
This is something that people never realize until they are forced to live through it, and we know how it feels.
33. The wish
We wish we didn’t have to include this one, but it is true – free time would be filled with similar activities when you become an adult.
34. The relax
Having some free time to relax is many adults’ dream, but we guess that only a few adults get to enjoy this.
35. The friends
Unfortunately for us, this happens quite often, especially in this challenging time. We wish it wasn’t so.
36. The identity
This is what most people experience, and once they become a part of a corporate structure, all is lost for them.
37. The buck
This is nothing but true, and people only realize it fully when they become parents. It is quite a difference.
38. The holiday
Once you become an adult, nobody would take care of the holiday preparations for you, and you will need to handle it.
39. The adult
This is one different comment, and despite the negative bits, it looks like the person is happy.
40. The cycle
This is one post the perfectly sums up the life of an adult and the continuous cycle it follows nonstop.
41. The neighbors
The constant fun you have with others as a kid or a teenager is often replaced by the need to be alone.
42. The compromise
People are often too busy to notice that the older they get, the more compromise they should make to get things going.
43. The dating
Many adults would confirm that people who pass the 30-year-old mark would experience hard times when dating.
44. The cost
Being on your own sometimes means that you need to be prepared for it, and the costs that come with it.
45. The chores
Being an adult means that you will have a constant list of chores that will never, ever end.
46. The spin
Life spins you around and tosses you toward new places and activities, and the same happens to your friends.
47. The rules
Teens often think that they will be free and do whatever they want as adults, but this is not even remotely true.
48. You can do whatever you want
This is pretty much the story of my life. I can do so much stuff, but most of the time I either don’t have the money or the time, or I am very tired from work.