17 Disappointments of Adulthood

The reality of living life as a full-fledged human adult

Eve Arnold
Jan 15 · 5 min read

1. Money is fun, bills aren’t

2. ‘Finding your passion’ is exhausting

3. Most things, good things, take a lot of work

4. Figuring out yourself is hard work

5. Figuring out your personal finances is a monotony of importance

6. Driving in rush hour is about as fun as watching paint dry

7. People die

8. You can do what you want, whenever you want, that’s part of the problem

9. Eating healthy is a constant battle

10. You have to do things you don’t want too (crying won’t make you get your own way)

11. Being in charge of your own wellbeing sometimes feels like a full-time job

12. Speaking of full-time jobs, they’re hard too

13. Ironing is a pain in the behind

14. Work clothes might make you look professional but they also are uncomfortable and increase perspiration by a factor of 200

15. Cleaning, washing, making dinner, washing the car, filling the car up, loading the dishwasher, showering, gardening are all repetitive and eternal

16. Waking up on time is a constant battle

17. Your skin gets dry and you must remember to moisturize

“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

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Eve Arnold

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Science-led self-help. BSc Biomedical Science, studying MSc Behavioural Science.

Live Your Life On Purpose

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Eve Arnold

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Science-led self-help. BSc Biomedical Science, studying MSc Behavioural Science.

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