The older I get, the more I try to live by one rule: enjoy each part of your life because each one is unique and has its own challenges and rewards.
But who am I kidding, there are some pretty annoying parts of every age, right?
Folks took to AskReddit to talk about what they don’t like about their age.
Here’s what they had to say.
1. Getting old.
“Starting to realize that some of the aches and pains I have now will be with me on the day I d**.”
2. What happened?
“I’ve found I’m getting to the age that’s hard to keep in touch with friends.
I’m 33. It gets worse as you get older and your friends start having kids. Reach out to your friends as soon as you can and schedule time to see each other. I don’t have kids, but about half of my girlfriends do, and it’s so much harder to plan things when children and life in general are involved.
When we were in our 20s, we’d randomly plan trips together and they would happen within months. We can’t do that now because ____ is still breastfeeding and ____ has depleted her savings after buying a house, and is trying to be frugal. There’s a lot that I love about being in my 30s, but I also miss a lot of things about my 20s, and spontaneity and being able to see my friends more frequently are just a few of them.”
3. You have to enjoy it.
“Being 41 and realizing this went really fast.
Way too fast.”
4. Stuck in the middle.
“(31) Too young to be considered old. Too old to be considered young.
Random body aches,check knees light comes on daily,and lower back pains.Its the mileage not the age right?
Also its generally assumed you got it all figured out by this age. Still winging it baby.”
“I have acne, wrinkles, and grey hair at the same time.
6. Good for you!
I’m a 55 year old firefighter.
Closing in on retirement though!”
7. Still working on it.
“Watching the people around me become successful adults while I’m just sitting here, feeling like an absolute child.”
“Going to the concerts of younger musicians as a fan and realizing that you’re closer to the age of parents who are there for their kids, than kids/teens themselves.”
9. Pretty much.
Realizing most of your friends from school probably sucked and you were only friends because of proximity.”
I was active, creative, hard working all the way up to my late 50’s, then got diabetes. Heart problems. So, I Retired at 63. I’ve lost family and friends.
Pandemic happened so isolated.
Now, staying at home with my little dogs, watching “Doctor WHO”, and playing SIMS 4.”
11. Over the hill.
“The road ahead of me is shorter than the road behind.
My brain still believes that my body can do certain things, but my body keeps on proving that my brain is living in the past.
The damage that I inflicted on my body being a competitive athlete is coming back to haunt me.”
12. Don’t waste it.
“50. Knowing my life is more than half over.
Looking back at years that I squandered thinking there’s always time. I stayed with a woman I shouldn’t have. Boom! 7 years gone. After the divorce I drank away a few years. F**ked my career up a bit. Stalled it and now, at 50 I’m struggling again while my friends are talking early retirement.
I keep telling myself, “I have three wonderful kids. I got remarried to a woman who stuck by me getting sober. I’m doing what I love.” But it haunts me. I feel like I’m just going to tread water until something k*ls me eventually.
Young people here…don’t waste your time. Life is short.”
What do you not like about your age?
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