11 People Share The Things They're No Longer Ashamed Of

One of the many perks of being an adult is caring less about what others think of you.

One of the many perks of being an adult is caring less about what others think of you, and beginning to accept yourself for who you are.  When you were younger, this was likely much harder to do: if someone didn't like your style in middle school, you may have felt inclined to change it. If someone commented on the way you managed your time, you may have tried to alter your lifestyle. And while constructive criticism can be good —  we all have a lot to learn from each other — it's also important to remember not to feel ashamed for the things that make us us.

Recently, Reddit user greenzuma asked the online community, "What did you learn to not be ashamed about?" The thread quickly filled with comments from people who had learned to own some aspect of themselves they once were made to feel ashamed of. 

For example, one person explained that they've stopped feeling ashamed for "setting and maintaining personal boundaries." For more comments, check out 11 of our favorite responses below. 

1. Liking what you like.

2. Asking questions.

3. Admiting what you don't know, too.

4. Buying tampons for your S.O.

5. Aging.

6. Being who you are.

7. Expressing your feelings.

8. Looking a certain way.

9. Reaching out.

10. Making mistakes.

11. Doing you.

Cover photo by Savs on Unsplash

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