I'm sure a lot of you guise can relate, but when I was younger, I had this idealized view of growing up where I would get rich, have friends, and have fun all the time. But goddamn was I surprised when I stepped into the realm of adulthood. And there were things I wish people told me about growing up. I wish people told me that you had to schedule fun time with friends and then friends don't naturally come around like in school. In school you have the people in your classes to get along with and talk to and when you grow up, you don't have people always to chat with. At work there are people going through all walks of life with different interests and personalities. Some people have young children, others are ready to retire, and others are just obsessed with their work. Some are really old and mature, some are just really naive and young. Just because you work in a place with a lot of people doesn't mean you're gonna be friends with them. School had these events that helped you bond with others your age. I wish people told me that your friends might disappear. Your friends will go on with their life and if you're too caught up in the idea of having your high school friends be close by forever, it's kind of a shocker when they're not here. I wish people told me how much responsibility comes with so much freedom. Now I'm pretty sure they told me, so it's more like I wish I had believed them earlier. What do you wish people had told you about growin up?