8 Adults Who Prove That The Awkward Years Don't Last Forever, Thank Goodness

Heck yeah, adulthood.

For most of us, awkwardness is the defining characteristic of our adolescent years. With thick, oversized glasses, metal teeth and hilariously outdated hair, it's hard not to cringe at our photos from the past. 

But as proof that we all eventually outgrow that embarrassing stage, Redditor DonTago compiled a series of photos called The Awkward Years, featuring graceful adults holding up photos of their bumbly adolescent selves. 

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Evidently, awkwardness is just a passing phase for many — but these people prove that a healthy dose of confidence and a winning smile goes a long way, too.