People Share Basic Life Skills That They Never Learned
Andrew Parker - August 11, 2019

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.
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Children, when presented with a problem, look to their parents to help solve it. But as children grow up, you have to learn things on your own. After all, that’s growing up! Being an adult is no easy task and it’s certainly a bumpy road. Actually, adults are proving that #adulting is super hard. In fact, it’s a process that just never ends. There is always something to learn. And certain basic life skills that come naturally to one adult is another’s struggle.

 

New York Times editor Jenée Desmond-Harris posted on Twitter her landlords ‘life skills blindspot’ that was pretty unexpected! Harris then asked other Twitter users to share their own ‘life skills blindspots’ to shed some light on this pretty funny phenomenon. And, of course, people delivered! Some of the answers might surprise you and others will have you saying YES. Here are some pretty funny responses.

 

 

 

The thread is just hilarious. Here are some of the best responses that will have you cracking up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, no one said adulting is easy! Do you relate to any of these?