The Fake Teens Facts We Once Believed

As teenagers, we believe all kinds of absurd things, like high school popularity actually matters, or failing one class will ruin your chances at a successful career. In an attempt to show just how silly these misconceptions are, Twitter users are highlighting #FakeTeenFacts about sex, drugs, life, and love that young people actually think are true.

One of the biggest "fake facts" out there is that once you're in college, or have a job, or get married, or hit 30 you'll feel like "an adult." Maybe there are those who wake up one day and buy a leather briefcase and get a perm and are suddenly adulting, but for most of us, it's a weird line between exhibiting hard won maturity and playing the role of an older person that we've come to think suits our age. I once had a boss in his late 50s who leaned over and whispered one day during a meeting that he still felt 15, and what the hell was he doing in charge with wrinkles and gray hair!? It was a jarring moment at the time, but 10 years later, I totally get what he was feeling.

These are some of the hilarious, sad and poignant fake teen facts all of us might have once believed.

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