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25 Times First Generation ‘Skins’ Predicted How You’d React To Being an Adult

Everyone knows the first two seasons of Skins were the best. But you didn’t know that you’d relate even more to them after becoming an “adult”.

1. When you couldn’t cope with society’s expectations of you.

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2. And thought about how you’re probably never going to live up to them.

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3. When you still struggle to answer the difficult questions.

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4. And respond to most things with despondence.

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5. When people try to be helpful but are actually just insulting. 

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6. Whenever you look back on the good old days of education.

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7. When you overreacted after getting your first job rejection. 

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8. When you realised that uni didn’t prepare you for real life as much as you hoped it would.

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9. And just didn’t know what to do next.

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10. When you found how easy it was to spend a lot of time doing a lot of nothing.

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11. Whenever you see other people being successful and want a piece of it.

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12. When you try to reach people for feedback about job applications.

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13. And when you finally get through to someone but wish you hadn’t.

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14. When people ask how you are and you hate them for it. 

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15. When people ask why you’re so bad at responding to texts and staying in touch

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16. When you were so stretched for ideas about what to do with your life you considered absolutely anything.

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17. When you struggled to be happy for anyone ever. 

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18. Whenever you logged into Facebook and it asked “What’s on your mind?” and “What are you up to?”

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19. When you couldn’t understand how people function at the start of the day. 

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20. When the alumni department gave you a call.

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21. When “sleeping” meant “lying awake thinking about life”.

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22. And when people tried to reassure you everything would be okay. 

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23. When you eventually just accepted the way things were.

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24. And tried to forget about life’s problems.

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25. Because what is the point in worrying about the future anyway.

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