7 Adult Truths That Kids Never Believe ...


There are certain adult truths that kids never believe, no matter how much adults assure them they're telling the truth.2

I remember all the things my parents and teachers tried to tell me about growing up and I never believed them.

To me, there was nothing more awesome than being an adult, and no one would ever convince me otherwise.

They were just trying to hoard all the adult fun times for themselves.

Now that I'm an adult, well … I wish I'd put more stock into all of those adult truths.

1. Time Flies as You Get Older

One of the most fundamental adult truths that children never believe is the way time flies.2

When you're a kid, a week is like a year;

a month becomes a decade;

and a year is just interminable.

Those 9 months you're in school stretch on forever, and while summer always flies by too fast, it still seems like an entire age of freedom.

Once you graduate high school, however, time starts to speed up a little.

When you're in your twenties, you start to realize that the weeks are flying by like minutes.

I shudder to think what's going to happen to time by the time I'm 40 or 50, but I know I wish I'd listened to my parents and savored time when it moved like molasses.

2. Adulthood Does Not Start at 18

I have no idea why, but I remember being a “precocious” (read: bratty and smug) 12 year old, swearing to my mom I was moving out the very day I turned 18 so I could be free to do whatever I wanted.

I completely ditched that way of thinking long before the age of 18, of course, but many kids don't.

They're convinced that 18 is a magic number, that you get a membership card into the wonderful world of adulthood on your birthday.2

Not so much, kiddos.

In fact, I know a couple of 30 year olds who are less mature than most teens.

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