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F*ck 23: 38 Reasons Why Everyone Loves You When You’re 24

No one likes you when you’re 23, but everyone f*cking loves you at 24.

I’ll be the first to tell you that 23 is a sh*t year. It’s that awkward time between college and adulthood when you just don’t get the respect you think you deserve.

Like being a freshman all over again, you enter the world with no authority and no clue what you’re doing. You get the sh*t jobs, the sh*t apartments and everyone else’s sh*t.

While 24 may still have the same sh*t job and sh*t apartment, you’re under a lot less sh*t. Because at 24, you’re no longer a freshman and you’ve almost joined the ranks of the cool, older kids. While it may seem like a small jump between the two years, it’s a major leap in terms of respect.

Because 24 just sounds cooler. It really does. It sounds like you’re a young adult, not some smart ass college graduate. You’re still in your early twenties, but far enough along it to be part of the late 20 crowd. You’re in the middle but not yet at the top.

You’re old enough to enjoy the perks of being an adult, yet young enough to get away with those childish antics you’re just not ready to kick.

It’s a year of wisdom and naivety — a time when no one can call you a kid anymore, but you’d be damned if anyone started calling you an adult.

1. You're close enough to 25 that people assume you’re old, but young enough to still get away with sh*t.

2. You're old enough to be an adult, but young enough to still be in your early 20s.

3. You’re old enough to be taken seriously, but young enough to make mistakes.

4. You're old enough to drink, but young enough to abuse it.

5. You're old enough to black out, but young enough to black out.

6. You're old enough to pay for yourself, but young enough to take mom and dad’s money.

7. You're old enough to have a grown-up relationship, but young enough to still date around.

8. You're old enough to find the one, but young enough to have one-night stands.

9. You’re old enough to know what you want, but young enough not feel pressure to go out and get it yet.

10. You’re old enough to be in the right career, but young enough to quit your job.

11. You’re old enough to be in a relationship, but young enough to leave it.

12. You’re old enough to cook real food, but young enough to get away with eating sh*t.

13. You’re old enough to afford a phone, but young enough to break it.

14. You’re old enough to move out, but young enough to move back in with mom and dad.

15. You’re old enough to feed yourself, but young enough subsidize on ramen.

16. You’re old enough to be over clubs, but young enough to still throw up in them.

17. You’re old enough to prefer staying in, but young enough to still have FOMO when you do.

18. You’re old enough to be a manager, but young enough to barely manage yourself.

19. You’re old enough to explore, but young enough to still miss home.

20. You’re old enough to know better, but young enough to cross the line.

21. You’re old enough to know your limits, but young enough to break them.

22. You’re old enough to get a good salary, but young enough to blow it all.

23. You’re old enough to have savings, but young enough to blow it all.

24. You’re old enough to help, but young enough to still need it.

25. You’re old enough to know what’s right and wrong, but young enough to mix them up.

26. You’re old enough to be a parent, but young enough to act like a child.

27. You’re old enough to be respected, but young enough to still respect others.

28. You’re old enough to be in love, but young enough to fail to recognize it.

30. You’re old enough to make those smart decisions, but young enough to choose not to.

31. You’re old enough to be sophisticated, but young enough to hate the thought of it.

32. You’re old enough to know the rules, but young enough to break them.

33. You’re old enough to be alone, but young enough never to want to be.

34. You’re old enough to be wise, but young enough to still be a wise-ass.

35. You’re old enough to be reliable, but young enough to rely on others.

36. You’re old enough to learn from your mistakes, but young enough to forget the lesson.

37. You’re old enough to kick your bad habits, but young enough to make new ones.

38. You’re old enough to be a boss, but young enough to feel like one.

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Lauren Martin

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Lauren Martin is a Senior Lifestyle Writer at Elite Daily. After graduating from PSU, she moved to NYC to write fart jokes at Smosh Magazine. Making her way to ED, she now writes riveting commentary on nude pics, condoms and first dates.
Lauren Martin is a Senior Lifestyle Writer at Elite Daily. After graduating from PSU, she moved to NYC to write fart jokes at Smosh Magazine. Making her way to ED, she now writes riveting commentary on nude pics, condoms and first dates.

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