11 Moments That Prove You’re Finally an Adult, According to Lifehacker Readers

The other day, I asked cultured, thoughtful, and incredibly sexy Lifehacker readers to tell me about the moment they realized they were fully formed adults. Of course, this happens as a formality on our 18th birthday and we like to pretend to be real adults on this day, but those of us who live long enough know that different moments happen to each of us. An exorbitant bill comes, the responsibility for which lies with us, and only with us; or we are going through a dramatic role reversal with our parents; or repairing the toilet for the first time. When this happens, a new knowledge awakens deep within us: this is adulthood.

Here are the funny and poignant moments when you realized that you are really an adult.


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