27 Adulting Memes,Tweets And Quotes That Perfectly Summarize Why Growing Up Sucks

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Why does adulting have to be so hard?

When I was 10 all I wanted to do was grow up. I wanted to be an adult so badly, and now I'm asking myself, "Why?" Why was I thirteen wanting to go on thirty?

I still haven't figured out why kids are in such a rush to grow up, becoming an adult only to pay bills and get dumped.

It blows my mind. It’s like when all you wanted was to graduate high school and go off to college so you can get a good job right after, only to get to college and find out all you do is drink and cry and eat ramen, and jobs are still hard to get when you have a degree. 

If you've ever missed being a kid, these relatable and funny adulting memes are for you.

No worries in the world, just snacks, naps, and playtime? Kids don't have to worry about bills or dating or 9-to-5 jobs.

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At times, I realize that adulting isn’t that bad, I guess. At least we have wine and don’t have to do what Mom says, even if we call her every other day to ask how to iron or how to check our credit score. 

Because, seriously, what did we even learn in school? I can’t do my taxes, but thank goodness I know that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Honestly, adulting is like a video game where you completely skipped the tutorial and have no idea what you’re doing but you still have to play.

27 Funny Adulting Memes For People Who Hate Growing Up

So, to help us all cope, these adulting memes will help you relate to the reality of growing up.

1. It’s how adults bond.

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"Being an adult is pretty easy, you just feel tired all the time and tell people about how tired you are and they tell you how tired they are."

 

2. Why are we allowed to have credit cards?

Image: Twitter.com/TechnicallyRon

“Being an adult is 90% worrying about money and 10% spending money you don’t have on treats because you’ve worried a lot this week.”

 

3. Adulting means always being confused.

Image: Twitter.com/SamGrittner

"Being an adult is like being a Quentin Tarantino movie: it starts out real cool, there’s lots of cursing, it’s very confusing, everyone dies.”

 

4. It just doesn’t make sense.

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“Me: wow I have so much work to do

Me: *goes on Twitter*

Me: *watches a movie*

Me: *reads a novel*

Me: *takes a nap*

Me: *climbs a mountain*

Me: *backpacks through Europe*

Me: why am I not getting anything done.”

 

5. It’s impressive, honestly.

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“The cool thing about being an adult is that you can go to bed at 9:30 pm and still feel completely exhausted the entire next day.”

 

6. I can hardly take care of myself and my cat.

Image: Instagram.com/VioletBenson

“Still don’t understand how people my age have children.  I am children.”

 

7. Why did I get $100 from Grandma when I was 12, but she gave me a candle for my 30th?

Image: Twitter.com/ItsJoshPeck

“Can’t wait for my birthday so I can be really excited and then inevitably disappointed!”

 

8. You don't need to do laundry until you run out of underwear, right?

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"I been postponing malonedry for too long."

 

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9. Well, I am a week late on my rent.

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“A supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park could blow sooner than thought and wipe out life on Earth... Finally, some good news.”

 

10. I may or may not spend more on alcohol than on groceries.

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“The most expensive part of being an adult is the amount of wine I need to continue being an adult.”

 

11. I never asked for any of this.

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"About 33 years ago two people had sex and now I have to work every day."

 

12. He’s not wrong.

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“Being an adult is basically just emailing someone back and forth saying ‘sorry for the delayed response!’ until one of you dies.”

 

13. I wish that was a thing.

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“This is a jumbo coffee morning. I need coffee in an IV.”

 

14. Being an adult is about tolerance.

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"I gave my son this book to read to prepare him for what it's like to be an adult."

 

15. It’s rough out there as a grown up.

Image: Twitter.com/Jaboukie

“millennial dating

u: hey wyd Wednesday

them: working to survive. wyd saturday

u: being tired from working to survive then laundry

them: nice”

 

16. Can’t I just have a nice dinner without being judged?

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“It’s called being an adult. Maybe you’ve heard of it?”

 

17. I didn't think I could ever relate to Trump.

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“Trump is reportedly lonely and gaining weight... B**** me too he ain’t special.”

 

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18. You know you’ve thought about it.

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“When you had a rough week but tryna be healthy.”

 

19. Why is cheese so expensive?

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“Me: *buys stuff*

bank account: *deducts the money I spent*"

 

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20. Grown ups are basically toddlers.

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“Guys, guys, you gotta let me nap. I’m gonna get cranky.”

 

21. How does anyone know what they're doing?

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"That horrifying moment when you're looking for an adult for help but then realize you're an adult."

 

22. Phone calls will never not be terrifying.

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"Me: Adulting is so easy, I've got this.

Also me when I have to call and schedule a doctor appointment: Mother!"

 

23. Why did I ever think this was going to be fun?

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"'So how's adulting going?'

I surrender. I am cold. Please feed me."

 

24. All frogs know is 'hop on lilypad' and 'eat fly.' Sounds pretty good to me.

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"Me after realizing adulting is hard: The life of a frog; that's the life for me."

 

25. I am not cut out for this adulthood thing.

Image: Instagram.com/sarcasm_only 

"Adulting is soup and I am a fork."

 

26. Mom, can I still have an allowance?

Image: Twitter.com/jonnysun

"I once saw a pigeon on the subway & it got off at the financial district & all I could think was 'cool. that bird makes more money than me.'"

 

27. Unrestricted ice cream access isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Image: Twitter.com/LizHackett

"To child: The good news is that when you're a grownup, you can eat ice cream for dinner. The bad news is that it's because you're depressed."

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Sarah Gangraw is a writer with a degree in journalism. She writes about all things news, entertainment and crime.