Paying taxes, going to the dentist, constantly fixing broken things in your house, vacuuming and bleaching the shower, remembering to stretch and floss, wearing suncreen, learning how to properly apologize--being an adult is pretty hard. Especially now, when many of the benefits of adulthood are a thing of the past such as afforadable health insurance, stable career opportunities from a college degree or home ownership, the blissful existence of childhood sounds pretty good.
Of course, the grass is always greener as a lot of us spent our teen years dying to finally grow up and have the freedom of every character in their twenties on a sitcom only to realize quickly that nobody can afford Monica's apartment. Living in NYC with a barista salary when you're an objectively bad barista? Come on, "Friends." So, when a recent Reddit user asked, "What is an adult problem you were not prepared for?" people were ready to share the biggest surprises of growing up. Take notes, kids!