If anything, life is about learning from your mistakes so you don't make them twice. And to celebrate moving on from past blunders, folks on Twitter are using the hashtag #StupidThingsIUsedToDo as an opportunity to talk about their new found maturity — and to have a laugh at their own expense.
Goethe once wrote: “By seeking and blundering we learn," which is either a really constructive revelation or a way to make humans feel better about screwing up so damn much. Ask anyone in your life about a habit or a lifestyle choice that they now realize wasn't the brightest, and they're sure to have a laundry list of 'em. For instance: I used to think drinking a green smoothie was the same thing as eating vegetables, that dating broke, flaky musicians was a smart relationship choice, and that the more stressed out I was, the more likely I was to succeed. I could go on. When I asked my older sister the same question, she rattled off the following: having teased bangs, slut-shaming her frenemies, and trying to please a completely un-pleasable boss.
Here are a few of the kinds of stupid things Twitter users no longer do:
1. Social Things
Assume people are telling the truth— Saint Michael 👑 (@stzrdom) March 13, 2017
2. Romantic Things
#StupidThingsIUsedToDo losing sleep over guys that were in bed sleeping with someone else...— Saga_Says (@DilaurentisSaga) March 13, 2017
#StupidThingsIUsedToDo This crazy thing called "dating" where I pay a fortune to jump through hoops for someone who will never be satisfied— Low Key Savage (@Ctrl_AltDelight) March 13, 2017
3. Everyday Things
Pay for cable TV I barely ever watched #StupidThingsIUsedToDo— Richard H (@FeeBooths) March 13, 2017
#StupidThingsIUsedToDo Wake up way too early for work, yep, I'm still stupid— Silent K (@RMK_II) March 13, 2017
#StupidThingsIUsedToDo Drunk text embarrassing song lyrics to everyone. Now I do it sober.— Kesha Tedder (@KeshaTedder) March 13, 2017
#StupidThingsIUsedToDo Tried cramming all 6 feet of bubble tape in my mouth— Silent K (@RMK_II) March 13, 2017