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

Voting Rules
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.

  • 1
    86 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.

    86 votes
  • 2
    63 VOTES

    You'll Realize How Fragile Life Is

    From Redditor u/InvictaVox:

    You realize the fragility of everything. The beauty of travel. The love you feel for an SO you've been with forever, etc.

    If you had a decent to good relationship with your parents, you value spending time with them. You also realize that your parents were the same age you were when they had you and must have been just as confused and figuring sh*t out on the fly as you're doing now.

    63 votes
  • 3
    90 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.

    90 votes
  • 4
    85 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.

    85 votes
  • 5
    85 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.

    85 votes
  • 6
    79 VOTES

    House Maintenance Is Expensive 

    From Redditor u/sujihiki:

    When you buy a house, everything you do to it costs $1,000.

    79 votes