I realized how very sheltered I was through life. It was a little bit awful.
  1. 1.
    You don't automatically know everything when you become an adult.
    When do we actually *become* an adult anyways? What's the criteria?
  2. 2.
    Just because you're an adult it doesn't mean you make good/right decisions.
    Free will isn't all it's cracked up to be.
  3. 3.
    Adults are just fermented versions of who they were in high school.
    Maybe not 100%. But much of who people were then seems to carry through and become more concentrated. The good AND the bad. High school wasn't fabulous, and I tried to believe that it was a phase and everyone "grew up" when they got older. Nope.
  4. 4.
    The freedom of making my own decisions is not nearly as awesome as I thought it would be.
    It does not equally reflect the "parents aren't home and I can eat whatever I want and watch whatever I want and talk on the phone as long as I want" experience.
  5. 5.
    That I was, in fact, very sheltered and the world was not as I had believed.
    But it was necessary to learn. And in the utmost fairness to the epiphanies, that altering experience has lead me to be much more open minded and receptive of different circumstances, situations, life experiences of others. Without having the proverbial rug whipped out from under my 25 year old feet, I might still think there is actually a rigid order to things in life. Thank GOD that's not the case.