Why #Adulting Needs To Go

Millennials have taken to social media to post about their #adulting experiences. They usually include something along the lines of doing their laundry, eating something for dinner besides Nutella, or grocery shopping. I understand how awesome it is to feel totally self-sufficient and independent. I mean, you can have a kick-ass day where you feel entirely responsible and productive. But I have got to say, it doesn’t seem as adult as you think it does when you post about it and tack on the hashtag at the end. To be quite honest, it adds to the annoying millennial stereotype we all roll our eyes at. 

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I say this because while you might have had an insanely successful week at work or you aced all your finals, many choose not to share those experiences. Instead, we share about how we now don’t have to worry about running out of underwear because our laundry is finally done after weeks. Imagine employers looking at your Twitter thinking that you’re sincerely impressed with yourself because you made yourself dinner? I can personally vouch for us as a generation when I say we are self-sufficient and capable of living really fun and independent lives. However, by making yourself seem far more immature than you are through the #adulting trend, you are really talking down your own accomplishments. 

My advice to millennials who are urged to partake in this trend is to forget what’s trendy. Keep working hard and doing what is absolutely best for your life because when it's all said and done, you are an adult. You are self-sufficient, independent people who have peers who look up to you. So work towards your success and you will be the exact type of person who has their sh*t together like the people you found yourself looking up to when you were younger. 

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