I haven’t been keeping up with Read N’ Butter at all recently. I’d love to blame work, building my YouTube channel, or a busy life, but those are just excuses. The truth is I haven’t really been able to figure out what to write about here. A collection of topics just as chaotic as my ADHD is what I’ve been presenting to you. I don’t want to keep doing that. I want to try to narrow down and streamline what Read N’ Butter is actually about. It’ll take some soul searching I’m sure.
I know a lot of people swing by here for the puzzle I put together a while back (happy to say 11 people have solved it out of the hundreds that have tried). Perhaps I’ll build a few new puzzles for you here. Maybe I’ll talk about fitness. Perhaps we’ll have a look at everything going into making a YouTube channel. Anyway, until I figure out what I’m doing with my life here is a video of everyday things…but in reverse.
It’s no surprise that a lot of “adults” in their 20’s and 30’s are struggling to find their way in the adult world. Perhaps it was video games, parents that told us we can do whatever we want, or just not wanting to work real jobs, but we are struggling to be “mature” adults. Now that we have laid down a quick description it’s time for the list.
1. You’re sense of humour is on point
Alright this may seem a little odd since everyone has a sense of humour, right? Wrong. As a perpetual child adult you find humour in all situations. You can rock terrible dad jokes and have them actually turn out funny. What is the reason for our amazing sense of humour? In my opinion the internet is at fault. With websites like YouTube and any crazy person being allowed to post whatever they want we have been able to hone in on our sarcasm, cynicism and wit.
2. You have more fun with toys than kids
You likely find yourself having Nerf gun wars that would put the child version of you to shame. Toys have improved and we are envious that we didn’t have foam bullets that traveled at 300 mph when we were children. We are able to go buy whatever we want now and toys have gotten amazing. Have you heard of fidget toys or fidget spinners? I discovered these toys a few months ago and they quickly became some of my favourite things ever. If there is one thing that I find actually helps my ADHD it’s these bad boys.
3. You don’t want to work a “normal” job
Gone are the days of working a job that doesn’t matter to you. Our generation wants to make a difference, we want to live a life that matters. I would go completely crazy if all I ever accomplished was building cars and making decent money. Our parents excelled in this area, but personally I’d rather work in a cafe surrounded by interesting people again. We often enjoy jobs where we get to work from home, start our own business, or be our own boss.
4. You make people shake their heads
Whether it’s your wicked sense of humour, your constant YouTube puppet shows, your rebellious attitude, or your inability to pay attention; older people will not understand you. We like all things weird and truly embrace that.
5. You forgive easily
A lot of the things on the list could be argued as a positive or a negative. This can only be seen as a positive. Just like our actual children counterparts we choose to believe the best in people. We are a generation that really cares about people more than things and it shows in our ability to forgive.
6. You have weird skills
We are a curious bunch. It’s likely because we have been in school from the time we are children and live in a time where university and college are common. We like to learn, but often hate schooling and because of that we waste a lot of time learning useless, but really cool skills. Whether you have mastered spinning a pen, can play a mean guitar, throw cards like a boss, or can juggle flaming chainsaws; you truly desire to be unique and your hobbies and skills reflect it. You are a rockstar at what you do, but lets just hope nobody ever expects us to handle “real world” tasks like banking and taxes.
7. You realize life is short
We are a group of people that realize life is short and want to have fun and take chances. Waiting until we retire to start living life isn’t something we desire. We travel, we play, we explore, we love, we lose. It’s part of who we are.