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Original Author of the Article Kanksha Raina | via storypick

From a rollercoaster-esque adolescence to a tamed, practical adult life, it’s crazy how things change so drastically in the span of a few years. Our perspective on life is so different when we’re 16 and young- and now, with where we’re standing, it’s like we’ve grown so much wiser without even realizing it. Here’s how life is different at the age of 16 and at 25.

1. Friendships


At 16: Getting along with everyone, and having a phone book full of ‘best friends’

E1

At 25: Having and cherishing the few close friends you have, and you know your friendship is real

R1


2. Meeting friends outside our daily routine


At 16: Going to the movies with friends and hanging out in coffee shops was a big deal

E2

At 25: Staying at home becomes a treasured thing, and for some, a big deal

R2

 

3. Night outs


At 16: Consisted of sleepovers at a friend’s house, and we couldn’t contain our excitement when our parents allowed us to go

E3

At 25: Going out and coming back whenever you fancy. Now, it consists of checking out the newest club that has the best collection of alcohol

R3

Or some other way you could blow off steam from a tiring week. If only all our friends were in the same city to have a sleepover.


4. Crushes


At 16: It was a crazy obsession, and we literally couldn’t think straight when we thought of them

E4

At 25: We find people attractive, but we’re a lot in control of our feelings

R4

 

5. Relationships


At 16: The ultimate puppy love phase, with hand holding, constant I-love-yous and cherishing all the ‘firsts’

E5

At 25: More maturity in general; it’s not puppy love but it’s about finding someone you can be real and weird with

R5

 

6. Love


At 16: Literally everything they show in Hollywood and Bollywood films

E6

At 25: Your own personal fairy tale laced with realness and practicality 

R6

 

7. Parents and family


At 16: Clash of opinions with parents and constant bickering with them; we’re waiting for the day we get to live away from them

E7

At 25: Slowly finding importance in spending as much time as you can with your parents and siblings; the bond becomes stronger over time

R7

 

8. Dreams and ambitions


At 16: Feeling like you can touch the stars; wanting to be everything at the same time and having the zeal to do it all

E8

At 25: Having the zeal and confidence to do well in the field you’ve chosen

R8

 

9. Life goals


At 16: To be rich, possibly famous, and have a wonderful better half by your side that you can enjoy your life with

E9

At 25: To be happy, healthy, and content with all the things that you already have

R9

And some lucky ones probably would’ve already found their better half. For the others, there’s someone out there. :)

Memories take us back, dreams take us forward.
Keep dreaming.

Differences Between Life At 16 vs Life At 25







Original Author of the Article Kanksha Raina | via storypick

From a rollercoaster-esque adolescence to a tamed, practical adult life, it’s crazy how things change so drastically in the span of a few years. Our perspective on life is so different when we’re 16 and young- and now, with where we’re standing, it’s like we’ve grown so much wiser without even realizing it. Here’s how life is different at the age of 16 and at 25.

1. Friendships


At 16: Getting along with everyone, and having a phone book full of ‘best friends’

E1

At 25: Having and cherishing the few close friends you have, and you know your friendship is real

R1


2. Meeting friends outside our daily routine


At 16: Going to the movies with friends and hanging out in coffee shops was a big deal

E2

At 25: Staying at home becomes a treasured thing, and for some, a big deal

R2

 

3. Night outs


At 16: Consisted of sleepovers at a friend’s house, and we couldn’t contain our excitement when our parents allowed us to go

E3

At 25: Going out and coming back whenever you fancy. Now, it consists of checking out the newest club that has the best collection of alcohol

R3

Or some other way you could blow off steam from a tiring week. If only all our friends were in the same city to have a sleepover.


4. Crushes


At 16: It was a crazy obsession, and we literally couldn’t think straight when we thought of them

E4

At 25: We find people attractive, but we’re a lot in control of our feelings

R4

 

5. Relationships


At 16: The ultimate puppy love phase, with hand holding, constant I-love-yous and cherishing all the ‘firsts’

E5

At 25: More maturity in general; it’s not puppy love but it’s about finding someone you can be real and weird with

R5

 

6. Love


At 16: Literally everything they show in Hollywood and Bollywood films

E6

At 25: Your own personal fairy tale laced with realness and practicality 

R6

 

7. Parents and family


At 16: Clash of opinions with parents and constant bickering with them; we’re waiting for the day we get to live away from them

E7

At 25: Slowly finding importance in spending as much time as you can with your parents and siblings; the bond becomes stronger over time

R7

 

8. Dreams and ambitions


At 16: Feeling like you can touch the stars; wanting to be everything at the same time and having the zeal to do it all

E8

At 25: Having the zeal and confidence to do well in the field you’ve chosen

R8

 

9. Life goals


At 16: To be rich, possibly famous, and have a wonderful better half by your side that you can enjoy your life with

E9

At 25: To be happy, healthy, and content with all the things that you already have

R9

And some lucky ones probably would’ve already found their better half. For the others, there’s someone out there. :)

Memories take us back, dreams take us forward.
Keep dreaming.

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