Does life get better with age?

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Just curious.

As a kid I couldn’t wait to become 18 years old because I thought “when im 18 I’m an adult and I can do whatever I want a go wherever I want. I’d also have a car, a house, a job etc etc”. I always thought being a kid was hard and boring, going to school, getting ‘loads’ of homework and stuff like that.

Now that I’m 18, I look back on being a kid, in primary school and think how easy life was. Just going to school, then coming home and playing football with friends all day. I’m in year 13 now, studying alevels, and I’ve never been so stressed in my life, especially with the lockdowns. I’m studying maths, physics and chemistry, and they’re very hard and sometimes I feel like I over work myself. Next year I’ll be going to uni and that’s just going to be harder.

Now I can’t want to be 25 years old. By then, I should hopefully have a degree in maths and have a decent job. I should be able to have my own place and a car etc. However, I’m scared that it’ll just be the same as when I wanted to be 18 and finding out it’s not so fun.
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Completely feel the same way. I was so anxious leading up to my 18th. The current climate defo hadn't helped! As a whole, it is fair to say life does improve with age, but just to remain patient and determined that it improves in the ways you want. You're not alone, just gotta push on and come out the other end of this awful couple of years!
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ive heard people say that apparently their teenage years were absolute hell but it does get better in your twenties? idk tho im still in my teens :cry2:
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First year of uni was when my life peaked, downhill ever since.
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Nahh, not much change in life. It gets harder. You have more responsibility as you age. People expect more from you.
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In my experience, no. It just gets worse.
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ive heard people say that apparently their teenage years were absolute hell but it does get better in your twenties? idk tho im still in my teens :cry2:
Lol you're in for quite a shock then.
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18 and 25?? By what means would they be the stress free years? Starting out in life, barely any relevant job experience... pfft. I can't wait for my 40's. That'll be my prime.
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Nope been downhill since my 1st birthday.
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I would say so, yes in most aspects no in others, largely depends on you and what you consider a good life to be. Much happier at 26 than I was when I was 16.
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For people in the medical career, it does get better with time (anything is better than working as a junior doctor really).

But in terms of life in general, I agree with the concensus of this depressing thread :sadnod:
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Everyone has a different opinion. Personally, I think my life ebbs and flows. I’m 18. Hopefully, university will be a bit better.
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(Original post by DiddyDec)
First year of uni was when my life peaked, downhill ever since.
Id say second year.
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Id say second year.
I didn't make it that far
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Now I can’t want to be 25 years old. By then, I should hopefully have a degree in maths and have a decent job. I should be able to have my own place and a car etc :laugh::laugh::laugh:. However, I’m scared that it’ll just be the same as when I wanted to be 18 and finding out it’s not so fun.
I'm over 25 mate. I'm still living with parents with a mum who is about to become wheelchair bound soon. Being treated as **** as usual because i have no friends.

If you have a goal. get married in your early 20s, no '25 years old' usually lives alone. How would they afford it? I know plenty of people at that age still living with parents. You're likely to move around mid 30s without marriage.

Sorry for laughing, it's just that i had that ambition too, Now i'm a ****ing loner with nothing in this life.
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I didn't make it that far
Fair enough.

Uni (and I mean undergrad years) is a nice time,lots of new found freedom and very limited amounts of responsibility to manage.
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