What are some important, but uncomfortable truths that many people learn when transitioning into adulthood?

What are some important, but uncomfortable truths that many people learn when transitioning into adulthood?

  • Relationships are more challenging than any of your career ambitions
  • Apparently your mum was right after all
  • Late night pizza’s are still a thing of the present. But the subsequent ‘belly’ is new
  • The world is not out to get you . You make your own reality
  • No one cares . With the exception of your mum intermittently
  • She will get wrinkles. He will get fat. Beauty wanes .
  • Most people lie, embellish, tell half truths, misrepresent . Trust in what you experience. Trust in 75% of what you read (even this post)
  • Honesty is a fine thing. And pretty much impossible to find. Everybody lies . To protect, deceive or cheat.
  • You will most probably fail . If you’re an ambitious man
  • Happiness is not in the realisation of ambition . But in the flourishing of personal relationships and the journey itself
  • Listening is something that most people (inc myself) will never quite crack. Get used to not being listened to.
  • Your parents are also people. Your girlfriend is also a woman. Your teacher is also a man. They’re all trying to find their own way as well

transcribed from uncomfortable truths