I know for a fact that many 20 something-year-olds don’t know how to do things that they should’ve learnt years ago.
I’m gonna give you a list of things I believe every 20 year old should know but first, I wanna discuss reasons why they never learnt it in the first place.
I believe that there’s a few reasons why they never learnt how to do these things or that they never had to learn.
It’s the parent’s fault
We all have parent’s that want us to stay young forever. I know I do. My mom is bad for that. She doesn’t want me to grow up but what she doesn’t seem to be able to wrap her head around it that, it’s impossible. It’s impossible to stay young forever.
Parent’s tend to say that all they want is the best for their kids. But little do they understand is, that by babying their kids, they’re only harming them in the long run.
Parents, what are we gonna do with them?
They’re the ones who gave us life. I realize that but yet they seem to want to hold that over our heads forever. They want to keep us under their wing forever.
I know, parents stay parents forever but there are different ways to do so. Good ways & not so good ways.
It’s a good thing I was independent at a young age because if I wouldn’t have been, I wouldn’t have known how to take care of myself on my own.
To be independent is probably the best gift anyone could treasure. It lets us grow, learn to not rely on anyone & learn for ourselves.
I absolutely love to figure shit out for myself. I don’t rely on anyone for that matter. I work, clean my house, drive, cook & the list keeps going.
Truly, the best gift in the world is to realize how a strong, independent human you are. 💛
I don’t wanna grow up
It’s not always our parent’s fault. It can be ours too.
Kids. What are we gonna do with them?
As we grow older, some don’t feel the need to have to grow up. They think they can be babied by mom & dad forever.
The problem probably started when they were young & their parents babied them too much. As they grew older, they took that as they didn’t have to do anything because mom & dad did it for them.
That’s not right either.
The parent’s taught them that they didn’t have to be independent because they were gonna take care of them forever.
I know we all have different paths we’ve walked or are yet to walk on but in all honesty, there’s no reason to have to rely on anybody else but yourself.
I was twelve years old when my parents split up. I moved quite a few times. I did half the week at moms & the other half at dads. This taught me that I had to take care of myself because I was torn by 2 people that care about me. I knew that if I could some-what take care of myself & my mental health, I would be ok.
Mom & Dad will be around forever
It might sound harsh but we both know they’re not. So stop thinking they will. Grow up & figure life out for yourself.
It’s very important to know how to handle life on your own. Figure life out for yourself & then you’ll be able to live it with someone else.
I also see grown men, that solely rely on their wife to take care of them. I can’t seem to wrap my head around that one.
Things every 20 year old should know
Now for the list!
- Cook 🍩
- How to use the lawn mower
- How to drive (have their own license) 🚗
- Life isn’t a competition
- Where the off switch for the pump is 💦
- How to check the oil in your car
- Your life isn’t anyone else’s business
- Cheating on your partner is bad (unless it’s an open relationship)
- How to make a fire 🔥 in the furnace
- To not be afraid to be yourself
- Other people’s opinion of you, isn’t your business
And so on …
The list could ⏩ continue but I’ll stop there. You get the idea.
It’s just so important to be your own person in this crazy F***ed up world. 🌏
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