I'm a teenager, 16 years of age, entering my junior year of high school. The years are going by quickly, time seems to be speeding up, and adulthood is heading towards me all too fast. And I'm scared. Terrified, actually. I don't know how to be an adult. I don't know anything about being an adult, or doing things that adults have to do. I don't know how to pay taxes, or pay rent, or mortgage, or pay bills, or get a job, or balance a checkbook or any of that important shit adults have to do. The only thing I'm absolutely sure I can expect from adulthood is hardship and unimaginable amounts of stress. I get it now. Life is not like a video game. There are no saves. There are no do-overs. The only way to stop playing is death. And the game just gets harder, and harder, and harder. And I'll be honest, I don't know how hard it can be, but I've seen people who do. My mom is still trying to pull herself all the way out of depression. I've seen her cry. I've seen it only get harder for everyone, especially in these times. And it almost makes me want to quit playing the game. I haven't see anything good that comes from becoming an adult, and I can't see anything good about it myself, either. You could say having kids is a good thing- but I've just known it to make things harder. Yeah, some good comes out of it, but I know I'm often no more than a nuisance. I find myself unable to do things right and require very specific instructions on what needs to be done and how, because I'm afraid if I don't know exactly how it's supposed to be done I'm going to fuck it up. But I digress. The point is, I need help seeing the bright side of being an adult. I don't have a very optimistic outlook on the future right now. Please, let me know what good things I can expect from being an adult. I really need to know if there's more to life than hardship. Please help me.