The saying goes, “When you turn 30, it’s all downhill from here.” Yes, this may be true in some areas, but Millennials are proving that it isn’t all negative. In a popular online form, people recently shared about unexpected things they experienced in their thirties; here’s what they had to say.
1. Long Hangovers
Someone said, “What used to be a half-day issue, solvable via a shower, greasy brunch, and a nap, is now an entire 24-hour process with at least a gentle echo the FOLLOWING day.”
2. Revisiting Old Interests
“I feel this. At 30, I got back into interests I had as a kid that I couldn’t like anymore once I became a teenager because it wasn’t cool,” a person shared.
3. Finding the Perfect Job
“Chasing the perfect career starts to become less appealing. Work is ultimately working – relationships, family, and hobbies mean much more,” someone said.
4. Stomach Issues
A person said, “Dude, I got 30 recently, and right after, I had, for the first time in my life, to think about reducing my caffeine intake. My stomach gave me a crisis. I couldn’t even eat.”
5. Protect Your Neck
“Injured neck from sleeping wrong and injured my back from sneezing. Everything is a danger to your neck and back from here on out,” someone shared.
6. Losing Friends
“Your friend starts having kids, and you lose touch with them as they understandably have new priorities,” someone said.
A person shared, “It blew my mind when I realized if I’d had a kid at the same age as my mom did, it would have been equally disastrous, and I gained much more compassion for her.”
8. Time Flies
“It’s wild how fast the time goes post-age 21. When I think of my friends I’ve had for ten years, it’s not people I met as a teen but the friends I made in college,” a person said.
9. Priorities Change
“You realize how much time and effort you put into things that suddenly become unimportant,” someone said.
10. Young at Heart
“I keep waiting to feel like An Adult™️ , but I’m closer to 40 now than I am to 30, and I still feel like a child with a driver’s license (and the ability/means to purchase stuff I’m probably not responsible enough to be doing),” a person said.
11. Old Jokes
Someone said, “If you have friends 3-5 years younger than you, you might get a few “old man” jokes. None of them are funny, just annoying.”
12. Enjoy Staying at Home
“Not so in your 30’s. You can sit at home under a blanket watching YouTube and eating hot chips without feeling like you’re squandering the precious gift of youth,” someone said.
13. Early to Bed
“Do you know how you love staying up late? Not anymore. Early nights in bed will become your best friend,” a person said.
14. Algorithm Changes
Someone shared, “Social media algorithms will show you different content, whether you want it or not. If you are female, it will all be weddings, pregnancy, and baby stuff.”
15. Unexpected Calmness
“I got a feeling of a kind of calmness. I just felt like the weight of my 20s was off my shoulders, and I could go ahead and have a positive 30s. It was a breath of fresh air,” a person shared.
15 Things That Disgust People Most About Today’s Society
Have you been around long enough for something to bother you about modern society? You’ve got company. Someone recently asked, “What disgusts you the most about today’s society?” Here are the top-voted responses.
10 Cold Hard Facts Older People Have Learned Over the Years
One of the best places on the internet is the SubReddit r/askoldpeople—people who are Gen-X (1980) and older answer today’s youth. Someone asked, “What are some cold hard facts you have learned over the years?” Here are the top-voted cold hard facts of life.
15 Outrageous Myths That Have Been Told Time and Time Again
Have you ever heard something through the grapevine that made you stop and ask, “Could this really be true?” Sometimes myths are told to keep you safe, sometimes they’re silly, and oftentimes they’re just downright stupid. A recent online poll asked users to share stupid myths that are still floating around. Here are some of the most popular answers.
17 Problems From the Olden Days That Much of Today’s Society Doesn’t Even Know About
In this day and age, we have a lot of life luxuries at our fingertips. Want to talk to your family on the other side of the world? Pick up the phone and give them a call or send them a text message. It wasn’t too long ago that things like instant messaging or even the telephone even existed. We found a list of problems that most people don’t think twice about these days.
16 Bad Things People Remember About the 90s
Times have changed a lot in the last few years. The 90s feel as if it was a different lifetime. Recently someone asked users in a popular online forum, “What was bad about the 90s?” Here are some of the most popular answers.
Inspired by this thread – photos for illustrative purposes only.