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As you progress and mature through life’s various stages, your preferences and interests naturally undergo transformation. Whether it’s the toys that once delighted you or the imaginative pursuits that once brought you immense joy, there’s an incredible shift in your perspectives as you journey into adulthood.
The things we once adored as children often fade, and we find ourselves less enamored with childish things.
This Redditor shared, “Reading, I used to read A LOT when I was younger. When I was in trouble, my parents would confiscate my books and leave me with my phone/pc/PlayStation. I used to sneak into their room to steal my books back.”
A Redditor said, “Christmas, I used to look forward to it all year. Now it gives me nothing but stress and anxiety.”
One Redditor commented, “Looking at toys. I remember having a great time just looking at toys in the store.”
Saturday Morning Cartoons
A user said, “Getting up Saturday/Sunday morning around 7 am just to watch silly cartoons…to be honest; no idea how late it actually was… it was dawning… and my parents were happy I let them sleep while I was watching tv.”
A user shared, “Video games. I just can’t get into them much anymore. I’ve tried, but it just doesn’t bring me the same joy as it once did.”
This user recalled, “Movie nights. Going out to the video store and getting a new release you’ve been waiting for. Grabbing a bunch of snacks and some fast food specials.”
One Redditor mentioned, “The snow. Now I have to shovel that stuff and drive in it, and it’s not fun.”
One user stated, “I used to make this paste out of flour, sugar, and water and just eat it. I’d leave it in the fridge if I weren’t done with it. How could I have loved something so disgusting?”
A top-liked comment said, “Making houses out of discarded refrigerator boxes and sleeping in the backyard.”
This Redditor lamented, “Playing the piano. I used to sneak into the music room at school every day at lunch and play for hours and hours, but I wound up giving myself appalling repetitive strain injuries and had to stop. Now, whenever I try to play, I can’t find the joy in it.”
A Redditor had this to say, “I used to like summers, but now they’re too hot for my taste. I hate summer. It’s long and generally boring as an adult.”
One user stated, “Most of my birth family. It turns out they are a bunch of burned-out redneck trash. For some reason, I thought we were all going to get out. Only I got out.”
This Redditor shared, “Hiding inside, isolated from everyone else, just to play video games and avoid interaction. A foolish choice that I would take back and go out and improve myself much earlier if given the chance.”
One Redditor said, “Family vacation. As a kid, I loved it. Now, as a father, I despise it. But I make sure we get a few trips each year because I remember being a kid and getting excited about it, so I want to bring the same joy to my kid.”
This user commented, “Jumping on a trampoline. We used to jump for hours, play games, do flips, etc. Now I’m terrified of breaking my neck and peeing on myself with every bounce.”
A user added, “Sleeping in. When I sleep too late, I know I’ll pay for it the next day. There’s just no joy in sleeping late anymore. It gives me anxiety if I’ve wasted most of my morning sleeping, even on days off.”
A top-liked comment said, “Birthdays: No fancy toys as a gift anymore, although I’d not appreciate them as I used to. Also, drawing attention to me gives a mild anxiety.”
A user shared, “Sewing. I taught myself to sew, and I loved it. I would want to sew things all the time. But then my mom wanted to turn my hobby into a way to make money, so I stopped so she would stop trying to get me to sell stuff.”
This Redditor added, “Fireworks. I used to love watching them and setting them off. Nowadays, the thump of a mortar-style firework has my heart rate spiking and looking for cover.”
Finally, a user shared, “Events that start late. There’s no need to start a concert or sporting event at 8 pm on a Sunday. Everyone has off or gets out early start it at 6 or earlier.”
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