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15 Things Nobody Warns You About When It Comes To Getting Older (According To Older Generations)

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Older generations: vote up the things you think everyone should know about getting older.

Growing up can be hard, and there are tips on getting older that are better to know beforehand. Thankfully, the older generations have been kind enough to tell us what to know about getting older so we aren't caught off guard like they were.

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  • 1
    75 VOTES

    Catching Up Is Hard So Try To Keep Up Instead

    From Redditor u/dkfotog:

    Whether it’s bills, or fitness, or education, it’s easier to keep up than to catch up.

  • 2
    81 VOTES

    Your Health Is Worth investing In Before Something Goes Wrong

    From Redditor u/InvictaVox:

    There is nothing more worth investing in than your health. Once something goes wrong, you'll realize the true value of how important it is. So working out, eating right, SLEEPING RIGHT, all matter in the long run.

  • 3
    75 VOTES

    Teeth Are Expensive To Fix If You Don't Take Care Of Them

    From Redditor u/ape-with-keyboard:

    Look after your teeth... they cost a fortune to fix.

  • 4
    72 VOTES

    You'll Be Less Self-Conscious About Everything

    From Redditor u/AzureTerrace:

    You'll be less self-conscious about everything, how you look, what you're wearing, what other people think. It's very freeing.

  • 5
    65 VOTES

    There Is No Guidance After College

    From Redditor u/InvictaVox:

    There is no guidance or set path after college. This is why your habits and foundation of beliefs and self-image in your teenage years and early 20s are important in the long run. Once you go from being in a structured schooling environment to being set wild and free in the real world, life becomes only what you make of it based on your own skills and habits and communication skills. Not investing time in learning how to cook or budget or the other practical skills of life when you're younger means that you'll be behind the 8 ball as you age.

  • 6
    62 VOTES

    'Big Mistakes' End Up Being Less Of An Issue

    From Redditor u/AntiSnoringDevice:

    You get to understand and accept that the majority of what you felt were big mistakes were actually the events of a journey that led you somewhere.