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10+ Adults Reveal Things They Should've Mastered By Now But Failed To Do So

You might connect with some of these adults and their struggles. You know, those things that society expects us to have a handle on, when in reality we're nowhere close to being able to do it. Like small talk, or getting out of bed on time. Yeah, those are too real. 

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    Text - popixis 5h S 1 Award Dealing with people, in general
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    Text - stuff_rulz 5h Every time I bite my tongue or the inside of my cheek, I am reminded how I still have not mastered chewing after decades of chewing daily
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    White - Cyrus011 4h 1 Award Hug or handshake?
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    Text - SaltySolicitor 5h 1Award Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day in a consistent routine.
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    Text - SausageOnToast 5h 36 year old, can't whistle.
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    Text - PunchyPractitioner 5h S 2 Awards Accepting response 10/10 times. compliment. I'm giving an awkward
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    Text - PearDrawsStuff 5h S 2 Awards Writing a consistent signature, idk I just write my name like a 4 YO
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    Text - SaberInfernO 4h Calling companies that send me my bills (phone, electricity, internet, etc) and investigating why there was an increase in my payments or an additional charge. Basically that means I suck at confrontation, I'd rather sit back and just pay it then seek conflict and resolution even though I was in the right to do so.
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    Text - trustmeimthepilot 5h S 1 Award I'm 44. I was taught the wrong way to tie shoes. My shoes ALWAYS become untied unless I deliberately force myself to tie them the proper way
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    White - ForeskinBalloons 5h S 1 Award Not procrastinating
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    Text - Pbak1 5h Keeping my bedroom clean. Always thought as a kid that it just magically happened for adults. It doesn't. You still have to clean your bedroom even when you are 33
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    Text - LadyMjolnir 4h Laundry. I mean, I can put stuff in the machine and add soap and press a button, but there are so many other ways to remove stains and sort delicates and iron shirts and extra buttons that do whatever, and I don't understand it. My in-laws can bleach stuff! I have no idea how to use bleach without destroying everything in sight Press start and the machine goes, that's what I know.
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    Text - shogi_x 5h Getting out of bed on the first alarm
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    Text - RJA86 4h S 1 Award I can't tie a balloon once I've inflated it.
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    White - plum5mu99ler 6h S 1 Award Sleeping
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    White - MrSillybiscuits 6h Tying a tie
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    Text - lonsin 5h S 1 Award Basic math, you think you know basic math until you're finger counting during a game of D&D
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    Text - Jamesbrown22.4h Playing my guitar, I guess. It has been sitting in my room for almost a decade yet I haven't even learnt how to strum some basic tunes. An impulse buy that had me fascinated for about 48 hours before I gave up It still looks cool in my room, though
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    Text - donutshopsss 4h My taxes. I'm 32 and my wife still insists on doing them. Even if I did do them, she would redo them to make sure it was perfect
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    Text - holo_cryptic 6h Housekeeping. I love having a clean house but I'm bad at keeping it entirely clean all the time.
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    Text - 2bridgesprod 4h Handwriting. It has gotten worse not better - peaked at 4th grade.
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    Text - Meg_Ann 6h 1 Award Saying sorry and/or getting defensive regarding things that I say that are not necessarily things to be sorry or defensive about. I'm not sure how to fix it and I think it's a confidence issue. Edit: Everyone: this blew up in a great way. I cannot help but smile and feel that maybe we've started a conversation together and will maybe begin to heal ourselves. You guys rock! NOT SORRY
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    Text - addaseyter 4h Making friends. But most importantly maintaining the friendship. It just fizzles out. I wonder why. I am an avoidant according to Attachment Theory. Maybe that's why.
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    Text - Yoinkie2013 4h 1 Award Small talk is the bane of my existence. Its required in so many social and business settings but I hit so many walls while going through it. I know the basic format, I know what people want to hear/discuss, but that doesn't stop from me being awkward as fuck some times. It's mostly because I hate small talk and it just feels so fake to me. Some of the most common mistakes I make is: me: what have you been up to/whats new? them: answer, then, "and you?" me: "Im good!
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    White - lookingatstars2 5h Impulse control
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    White - sweetsummerchild97 . 5h Cooking rice.
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