It's Friday, people! So let's chat about death. No better time, eh? We're all scared of the inevitable end. It's the uncertainty. It's absolutely terrifying. That and we've got a zillion things to fit in before our time is up, yet we all spent half an hour in a Beyonce-baby-shaped whole this morning.
Maybe we're all secretly dying (sorry) to talk about it more? After all, it's one of the few universally shared experiences and we're all scared sh*tless.
Which may explain why Reddit user Skintownlad's post: 'What part ageing do you wish someone had warned you about?' has blown up in a mere 19 hours. The thread has been flooded with over ten thousand replies, responses and endearingly honest outpourings about getting older.
We start off with some solid, old-fashioned advice from the suitably named In_the_heat:
Lots of posts were equally concerned with health:
But then the conversation swerves from grey hair woes and hangover jokes into real-life adult problems.
Lots of people are quite rightly concerned about their ageing parents.
And then this happens:
Intense stuff, granted. But it's not all doom and gloom, lots of useful advice appears now and again:
If you're feeling overwhelmed, Reddit user tddup has got a comforting perspective on the whole thing:
But, also, it's all a bit too real. We're inclined to agree with Prettyfloralbo0nnet:
This is just a snippet, read all the posts here.