IS ADULTHOOD A SCAM?

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Remember when we were kids, and we wanted to grow and we wanted to grow up so fast so that we could have freedom and do whatever we wanted?

Remember those times?

Yea...

We were dumb.

If I had a time machine, one of the first things I'd do is to go back in time to when I was a kid and tell my younger self to just enjoy his childhood while it lasts... Oh, and buy a shit ton of Bitcoin.

Anyhoo, the point I'm trying to make is;
Contrary to the beliefs of our dumbass kid selves, adulthood is not what we thought.

When I was a kid, I used to see adults through this lens of profound awe.
Like, these people were freaking cool and could do whatever they wanted, go wherever they wanted and they held so much power over us.
I mean, all my mom had to do was move her eyes in a certain way and I dare misbehave. And let's not mention the seemingly infinite knowledge and wisdom they possessed. To me, adulthood was the ultimate upgrade.

Well, now that I'm a legal adult, that Lens I mentioned earlier is less foggy and I gotta say... This sucks.
There's no power,
There's no control,
There's no infinite wisdom or knowledge...

Infact, I would argue that adults are still like kids. The only difference is now, life is our daddy.

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Now, of course adulthood is different for everyone, but most of us can relate to a lot of the same experiences.
Today, I wanna share my thoughts on this whole adulting schtick, and the way I wanna do that is by playing a game called:

Is Adulthood A Scam?

In this game, we'll take a look at childhood and adulthood under different aspects of life and see how they compare.
It's gonna be loads of fun! (And possibly depressing).

Time for the breakdown!

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1. FOOD

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Honestly, this is something we don't give out parents enough credit for.
These wonderful angels always made sure we were well fed throughout the day, everyday, for years.

We really had it easy as kids.
3 square meals a day? Donezo.
All we had to do was eat, go to school, come back from school, eat, go out and play and "be back in time for dinner", eat and sleep.

Soft life.

Well, I am an adult now and let's just say I'm of the opinion that our parents were some kind of voodoo magicians.
Because I don't understand.
How did they do it? How did they go to work, do their various duties and still have time and energy to provide edible food for the entire family.

You know that time machine I mentioned earlier.. yea, I'd use to go back to the times I ever whined and complained about the food that was cooked and slap myself upside down the head.
We should try to appreciate our parents more.

Cooking ain't easy and food is getting more and more expensive.
It's even worse if you're a "new adult" especially the ones in University or something.
3 square meals a day... Pfft.
More like half of a scalene triangle.

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2. FRIENDSHIPS

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Everyone knows that the older you get, the harder it is to make friends.

Imagine this scenario;
A kid (let's call him Max) sees another kid (Greg) wearing a Ben 10 t-shirt. Max walks up to Greg.
MAX: Nice shirt dude! Do you like Ben 10?
GREG: Yeah!
MAX: Cool! Wanna be friends?
GREG: Yeah!

Boom. Lifelong friendship.

It was literally that easy.
Making friends as an adult is mind numbingly hard.
And no, I'm not talking about people you occasionally talk to and have a few laughs. I'm talking about people that you have a true connection with, people that will always have your back.

It's hard to find trie friends as an adult because frankly, most adults aren't looking for friends. Everyone is facing their own lives with their own problems so friendship is the absolute last thing on their minds.
And I don't blame them.

With the varieties of people roaming about, you can't know who's toxic or who's mental or who's a criminal. So I get just wanting to stay in your lane in the adult friendship department.
If you think about it, most of your closest friends now are either from your childhood or highschool days.
In all my years of being an adult so far, I've only made about 3 actual friends that I have a genuine connection with.

When I was a kid, all you had to do was wear a Barbie shirt and we're automatically BFFs (#barbiestan4lyf)

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3. FINANCES

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This is probably the most popular aspect of life people referred to when comparing childhood and adulthood.

Truth of the matter is; a typical adult is broke 50% of the time. Adulthood just comes with so many expenses that unless you are a millionaire, the money you have will never seem enough.
And let's not mention inflation.
When we were kids, $5 made you king of the block. You could buy whatever snack you wanted.

Then, $5 gets you snacks
Now, $5 get you A snack

I remember when I was moving into my University hostel, I had to "borrow "some things from my parents house.
I dare not buy them with my money.
I mean do you know how much pots are?
Have you seen the price of curtains?
Adulting is expensive man.

There are still more points to be made but this article is already getting too long.
I'll probably make a part 2 so we can explore more fun comparisons.

So, is adulthood a scam?
So far, it's looking like it,
Childhood seems better in every
aspect of life we talked about, but there are still more points to be made before we can truly answer the question.

Do you think it's a scam?

Most of you think so,

Either way, adulthood is the longest and most important part of our lives, so we have to accept it (scam or not) and make the best out of it.
Good luck to you all on your adult journey.

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Thank you for reading.

Stay buzzing,

Maximus✍🏾



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Big reality check this 🤣🤣

Adulthood na big Scam, nobody fit tell me anything.

Especially when you decide to stay on your own 🥲🥹

Props to our parents for real

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That cooking bit tho 🥲

Be beating the shit outta me 😭😭

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That cooking bit tho 🥲
Be beating the shit outta me 😭😭

That shi is a full time job for😭😭😭

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Oh Jehovah.... Food, bills, if you are on your own, wahala..... I don see shege 😂😂😂😂

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You, you get money na

You cannot relate

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Why are you always doing this to me? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Don't be pretending here oga 🤔

Goan pay that boys groomprice

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Hahaha... Which boy abeg 😂😂😂

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I don see shege 😂😂😂😂

Shege wey go make person eyes redddd😭

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...nobody fit tell me anything.

Be like "nobody" wan chop slap...

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😂😂😂
Omo
That first week that you decide to stay on your own
Na garri and inshallah you go dey chop😂😂😂

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Man! You gave me a hard laugh reading through your post. Omoh adult hood no easy oh.

That $5 snacks and snack is so true. I was just imagining it. Brother you spilled real truth here.

Your write really well and very interesting! Thanks for sharing..

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Thank you so much boss 🥺🥺🥺

This means a lot🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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It would never be well with that people who invented adulthood..it is killing us😭😭😭😭😭😭😂😂😂😂...there is nothing adult about it...I need help from the scam...😂😂😂😂😂

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It would never be well with that people who invented adulthood...

If I get a hold of them ehnn...😭😂

Because, what is this my eyes dey see??🥺

No na, this is scam😂

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My guyyy😭😭😭

And they said Yahoo is scam

Scam pass scam 😖

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That song Adulthood na scam resonates really well...... Imagine us who wanted to grow up quickly so our parents won't bother us anymore.... Now, we understand we did take everything they were doing for us, for granted 🤦🏿‍♀️

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Now, we understand we did take everything they were doing for us, for granted 🤦🏿‍♀️

Take me back!
I want to play inside the rain.🥺

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Haha..... I give to you ... Wait for it ..... The time machine 😆😆😆

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I really do not mind😂

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I have given it to you nau.... Oya see you in nineteen ninety what?? 🥱

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😂😂

It is not starting.
Where is the power cable??

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HAHAHA 😂😂😂😂😂

The power cable? Omo, I dey find am since 😆😆

Abeg no vex make I search harder 🤣🤣

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😂

Abegg
Buy fuel when you're coming too.

NEPA still dey dry wire. 😂🤝

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I tell you B

I just wonder how our parents did it
They deserve the accolades for real🤧

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hahahaahahaha that's right, many of us as children dreamed of growing up to live without rules not knowing that as adults we would have three times as many rules as we did at the time.

Many times I would like to go back to being a kid but it's a little late for that hahahahahaha.

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You're so right man
As kids, we thought there was freedom

We were so wrong

So many unspoken and unseen rules 😖😖😖

It's hard to truly be yourself as an adult

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Adulthood was the ultimate upgrade...

😂😂

Wise choice of photos and GIFs, man!


Adulthood oo!😂😂

My head is always aching everyday on issues regarding survival an thriving.

Life was way better when we were kids.

Free money, free food, free house, free friends, free everything...🥺

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Wise choice of photos and GIFs, man!

Thank yoouuu

Took me a long time to come up with the perfect ones

My head is always aching everyday on issues regarding survival an thriving.

You hit the nail on the head and everywhere else man

I can't even remember the last time I truly enjoyed myself

Either man is working/learning or spending time thinking about not working/learning

It's stressful fr

Childhood days, we play with sand and we're good😭😭😭

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Took me a long time to come up with the perfect ones

I can relate.

Either man is working/learning or spending time thinking about not working/learning

God help us!

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Every adult can so much relate with this !lol, that food part eh just removing feeding money from my expense and I could have build a house.

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😂😂😂😂😂😭😭😭

Omoooo
90% of my expenses as an adult is food

It's not easy I tell you

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Adulting sucks, and yes, it's a scam. After you're done adulting, you get to be old. There's SO MUCH they don't tell you!

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Damn😭😭😭😭

Anytime adulthood kicks me in the nuts

I remember the friends theme song

"So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job's a joke, you're broke
Your love life's DOA"

😭😭😭😭😭

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Lol so true. Actually when I realized this I thought, why don't parents teach their kids the facts of life to prepare them for adulthood? 🤔 I mean come on, if kids are used to just playing all the time they'd have a hard time as an adult.

This is why parents make us fix our beds and clean the house or help with house chores. And yeah the food thing? Ohmygosh if you always work you won't even want to cook anymore. Parents are really awesome haha. Which is why I don't think I'd ever be one. Oh well.

So far adult life has not convinced me to have kids because of the way life goes. 😂

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I mean come on, if kids are used to just playing all the time they'd have a hard time as an adult.

You make a very good point.
The training of parents make the transition way easier

So far adult life has not convinced me to have kids because of the way life goes. 😂

😂😂😂
I understand you
I believe that if you wanna bring kids into this world, make sure that they are coming into as good and comfortable of a life as possible

Thank you for reading 💙
I hope your adulthood journey gets easier 🤗🤗🤗

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Yeah it's hard to be a conscious parent. Lol. Thanks!

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