Much has been written about how high school and university don't really prepare you for the Real World. Here are some of the things I've learned since stepping wide-eyed and innocent out into it...
- You have to clean the OUTSIDE of your house. Who knew?
- You have to clean the inside too. Even the toilets.
- If you have grass, you have to mow it. Regularly.
- Everything costs money. Everything.
- Fast food is both expensive and horrid, for the most part.
- You will have to go to the dentist, eventually.
- The best-paying jobs usually have some kind of catch.
- There are nice people and evil people, but most folk are somewhere in between.
- There won't always be a White Knight to rescue you. So you should learn how to change a tyre.
There are numerous others, of course. Care to contribute?
What have you learned about being an adult that nobody ever warned you about?