The Perks of Being an Adult but Looking like a Child

Life in your twenties can be an exciting and difficult time. When you’re somebody who’s “adulting,” but looks like your only worry should be who you’re going to take to the middle school dance, life can be even more difficult. Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles about all the struggles people with a chronic baby-face have to deal with. So I thought I would take a different approach, and go over 6 of the great thing us Benjamin Buttons get the pleasure of enjoying.

1. Free cookies and candy


Whether its at the grocery store, or the bank, we know they got the hook up for the kids. Cookies, candies, stickers, you name it, we can get em’, because lets face it, we look 12, and no one is going to question us.

2. Getting out of tickets


Statistically speaking, we can always get out of a speeding ticket. I don’t know if the cops have sympathy because they think we must be a new driver, if they think we can’t possible afford a ticket with our part-time jobs, or if it’s just our puppy dog eyes. It’s hard to be hard on us because well, look at us, we’re adorable.

3. People tell you secrets

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I don’t know why, but people love to tell us the juicy gossip. It may be that they think were too innocent to tell anyone, or that our faces just look so inviting to talk to. Whatever the cases may be, we got the dirt.

4. We could always be an undercover cop

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If we are ever struggling to find work, we could always just apply for the police force and become an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug operation at a local high school. Who knows, we might even get a movie made after us.

5. Tacos instead of Botox

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Some of us in our middle to late 20’s are already starting to get those smile lines. While others are spending hundreds of dollars on anti-aging cream, facials, and cosmetic procedures, we have a pocket full of cash ready to be thrown on all the tacos our heart desires.

6. We don’t have to drink the blood of virgins

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We don’t need to sell our souls to the devil, and we don’t have to go through the hassle of sucking blood or making potions. We have the fountain of eternal youth right at our finger tips. So while all of our peers are spending their free time reading spell books and singing songs to lure children into their cabins in the woods, we will be sitting on our butts watching Judge Judy marathons and stroking our smooth wrinkle free skin.


I know for us baby-faces, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of perks in everyday life. From people not taking us seriously to every bartender triple checking our IDs, life can be a pain in the butt sometimes. Hopefully these few positive snippets, on what we get to enjoy in our forever adolescent looking lives, give you enough strength to make it through these few annoying years, until we can live it up when we’re thriving, beautiful 40 year-olds.


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