As we age, we learn certain social norms that limit us over the years. This can make some “not-for-grown” things – like earning a college degree, staying single, or starting a new project as an adult – seem strange to some.
But times change, needs evolve, and nothing stays the same forever, so it’s time to start thinking of these things as natural, regardless of a person’s age.
We investigated some of the things that adults are embarrassed to do but shouldn’t.
Having “childish” Hobbies
Gone are the days when we considered adults to be strict and serious people whose purpose in life was to work and have a family.
This is due to a global phenomenon known as kidults: adults who enjoy having fun with activities considered “childish”, such as reading comics, buying toys, or watching cartoons.
Having a hobby is not bad. We all need some entertainment to relieve stress and take care of our health. So there is nothing wrong with being a talented and recognized manager in your company while enjoying a Dragon Ball marathon after work.
Studying As An Adult
Some people think that getting an education after turning 30 is counterproductive for fear of “not getting a job.” However, the benefits are many, such as having more autonomy to study and greater independence for young people.
Although some believe that education is exclusively for the young, many adults want to study when they are older for different reasons. It could be to help them get a better job or just to improve themselves.
Others want to avoid professional stagnation by acquiring new knowledge or showing their relatives that they are also capable of fulfilling their dreams.
Being Single Or Choosing To Be Single
Many people believe that everyone’s main goal is to find a partner and start a family. Perhaps that is why they think that singles are unhappy because they do not have an important person on their side and that, deep down, they are lying to themselves saying that “they like to be single.”
However, there is a big difference between being alone and feeling lonely. A person who is “alone” does not necessarily feel lonely; on the other hand, one can have a partner but feel as if he or she is “absent.”
Being single can also be a personal decision and not necessarily due to the inability to find a partner.
Having A Simple Wedding Or Getting Married In Secret
There are many ways to have a wedding without spending too much. One of them is to organize a ceremony at home where, in addition to the legal procedures, we can also invite our closest friends and family to celebrate with us.
And for those who do not like parties, there is also the option of secret weddings. In this case, the couple decides to formalize the relationship without inviting family or friends, so the preparations for the event are minimal.
There is nothing wrong with wanting a little privacy, especially on that special day, with the love of your life.
Cutting Ties With Toxic Relatives
It is true that we cannot choose our relatives, but we can decide what kind of relationship to have with them. The problem arises when a family member has toxic attitudes, which makes coexistence difficult.
The healthiest thing is to try to talk about these harmful attitudes and, in extreme cases, avoid that person.
Not Being Up To Date With Social Media
Yes, social media can help us stay in touch with distant friends or relatives, advertise a product or service, and even share knowledge.
But there is another side to the coin, such as dependency and loss of privacy. Reducing our time on social media platforms can be very healthy and help us make better use of our time.
Not Putting Up With Disrespectful Customers
Working in customer service can be exhausting, especially if we come across rude and pretentious clients who want to take it out on strangers.
We must know how to deal with these types of people and not hesitate to ask them for respect if they reflect hostile and aggressive behavior towards us.
What do you do when someone tells you that you are doing something “embarrassing” for your age?