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25 people share things that no longer bother them after turning old

Adulthood brings a lot of responsibilities which make things that seemed to be all-important during childhood less essential.

25 people share things that no longer bother them after turning old
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During childhood, there is a certain fantasy attached to the concept of growing older. However, as most people have realized, growing older might not be as fulfilling or adventurous as people hoped during childhood. Adulthood brings with it a huge set of responsibilities. These responsibilities are oftentimes successful in making things that seemed to be all-important during childhood less essential. A viral Reddit thread asked a question related to this issue: "What do you feel you are losing interest in as you grow older?" and the responses are both wholesome and poignant. 

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Image Source: Pexels/ Photo by fall maple

Many shared that there is a certain comfort in growing old. Many people have come out of childhood with the realization that many things that dominated their minds during that time did not have any essential meaning. They have grown up to find behavioral patterns and things that have more meaning attached to them. Many even feel that being an adult has given them a liberation that they did not feel in their younger years. They also feel more freedom in their choices and less attachment to things that do not make a difference in their lives. The consensus is that people want to invest in things that make their lives better or happy and not be attached to things that require unnecessary energy from them as individuals.

Here are 25 things that people shared that no longer bother them after getting old:



 

1. Impressing others by becoming someone else

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by DifferentTheory2156

2. Investing in new video games

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by revtim

3. Cluttering with meaningless stuff

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Caseated_Omentum

 

4. Increasing the social circle with unnecessary people

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Emiliootjee

 

5. Constant urge to be partnered up

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Apprehensive-Bee-474

6. Caring about things like social media

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Silent-Zebra

7. Trying to get invested in new music

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Various-Woodpecker51

8. Wearing uncomfortable fashion trends

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by LowlySparrow

9. Movies

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by ImpalaLT

 

10. Having fun as per the definition of others

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by budderocks

11. Compete on unnecessary things like clothes and looks

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by ohmamia

12. Having a relationship with people who don't put in as much effort

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Click_Slight

13. Preoccupation with particular brands

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Particular-Topic-445

14. Drama and gossip that adds nothing to life

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Bliszette

15. Having offs on weekends when there is a crowd of people everywhere

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Bridge-etti

16. Reading because of small attention span

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Majestic_Jazz_Hands

 

17. Interest in alcohol

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by yic0

18. Flaunting success to others

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by SisterKittyCat

19. Getting involved in meaningless traditions

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by royalbk

20. Cribbing about people's past

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by CashFlowOrBust

21. Establishing control over things that are out of reach

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by ComfortableRolling

22. Being an employee for other people

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by cynical_Lab_Rat

 

23. Late-night events

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by coreynj2461

24. Attaching identity with sports

Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Toledojoe
Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Toledojoe

25. Consuming franchise media

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Image Source: Reddit/ Photo by Dapper_Wallaby_1318

 

Most of the comments implied a deep interest in accumulating things in their life that add value. 

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