What is something that you were warned about when you were younger that you now feel was exaggerated?

What is something that you were warned about when you were younger that you now feel was exaggerated?

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  1. I was told in D.A.R.E. that people would constantly be offering me drugs and trying to get me high and it would be a constant struggle to turn them down. Imagine my disappointment.

  2. My mom was obsessed with the idea that all bad shit only happened after midnight so that was my iron clad curfew.

    Guess what Mom? A ton of bad shit has happened to me in broad daylight.

  3. Hanging your arm or elbow out the window of a moving car.

    My mom told me never to do it because she knew someone who “lost an arm” that way. She admitted 30 years later that the guy who lost his arm lost it because he was drunk driving, and flipped his car.

  4. What if everyone jumped off a bridge? Suffice to say while I understand the analogy I’ve never seen that IRL. Perhaps they need a more realistic scenario to discourage you from peer pressure, because I’ve never seen a bridge jumping party.

  5. Having a bad handwriting being a huge handicap for me in the future in my professional life.

    I’ve been working for 20 years, now. Never had to write anything down using a pen beyond personal notes here and there, not meant to be shared.

  6. “Enjoy being a child while it lasts – adulthood sucks.”

    Sure there are lots of responsibilities but it infinitely better to have control over your own life than to live under your parents’ thumbs.

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