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A fool at 40 is a fool forever, so they say. But ate age 26 you’re an adult and there are a few things and behaviors you should have stopped doing. Like
1. STOP SPENDING HOURS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Unless it’s your job, in which case do what you have do to make it in this world. You’re 26 now, and no one is going to try and pull you up by your bootstraps but you.
2. EATING JUNK
You can still grab the occasional Snickers bar, but maintaining hydrogenated corn syrup as a diet staple past the age of 26 will give you a gut, and possible Type II Diabetes.
3. GETTING DRUNK
As a 21-year-old, your blackout sessions were fun, cute and endearing. Once you turn 26(ish), people will stop inviting you to their dinner parties if you exhibit this behavior.
4. PUKING IN PUBLIC
Do i really need to explain why vomiting in public is bad?
5. BEING SURPRISED BY YOUR FRIENDS MARRIAGES
Many of your friends have probably now been living with their significant others for at least a year at this point. Some have already tied the knot. It’s time to learn that people all over the world perform this odd ritual to urge on permanence and stability in their lives.
6. BEING OVERFRIENDLY TO MERE ACQUAINTANCES
Doing this when you’re in your early 20s marks a certain beautiful naiveté. You have now learned that life is too short to waste more time than you need on the people you’re forced to spend minutes with due to uncontrollable circumstances, like work or real estate.
7. BEING IN DENIAL ABOUT YOUR FLAWS
Now that you’ve been around for a quarter of a century, you should have gotten to know yourself pretty well—at least well enough that you get a sense of what’s wrong. Your friends have pointed out five billion times how you arrive places an hour later than everyone else. Own your perma-tardiness instead of making excuses. (Also, at this point, your friends should have learned to give you an hour earlier meeting time than everybody else).
8. WORKING FOR FREE
In this economy, that is the sad reality for a lot of people in their 20s. By 25, your unpaid labor (if you were unlucky enough to participate in such a shitty system) should have become paid, or you should have left for greener (money-wise) pastures a while back.
9. FOLLOWING ALL TRENDS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BELONG
At this age, you must have established your own personal sense of style, so shaping your mustache into a handlebar just because everyone else wearing skinny jeans is doing it seems like a stupid idea. If you simply love to sport the handlebar, though, by all means, go for it.
10. NOT SAVING
One day, you will want things like a car and maybe even a place to call your own (and not in a renting way). The money for that won’t magically appear in your bank account when you turn 30.

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