Don’t imitate Miley Cyrus and sing about doing drugs

There are other ways for 20-somethings to show they have grown up. Photo: Miley Cyrus

SALT LAKE CITY, July 23, 2013 — In a recent Daily Mail interview with Miley Cyrus, the singer revealed that she was in fact singing about the drug MDMA in her hit dance single “We Can’t Stop.” The singer went on to explain that with the world as it is now, and considering the fact that she’s grown up, what she chooses to sing about shouldn’t surprise people. Check out the full interview here.

As a grown (read: “grown”) woman, Cyrus is certainly able to make her own choices, but in case you’re feeling the need to prove that you’re grown up, too, here are some alternative options to doing and singing about drugs.

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Five Ways To Prove You’re Grown Up, If You Feel the Need:

1. Call your parents by their first names in casual conversation. “Syd is just a riot these days!” Mid 20-somethings are always doing this and it seems to be very effective.

2. Have matching plates and silverware in your own place. It’s not enough to live on your own; you’ve got to have the right kind of stuff to prove that you’ve really made it. Mismatched or plastic plates won’t cut it. You need the good stuff from the back of Marshalls or from Target.

3. Go to bed early and then talk about it. If you go to bed early and no one knows about it, it’s not proving anything. Real adults are always talking about how they need to “get to bed.”

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4. Drop financial terms like “portfolio” and find ways to use the word strategic in all professional conversations.

5. Get a cat and post pictures of it on Facebook/Instagram. Anyone can have a dog, cats with their sulky and selective ways are the accessory of choice for anyone who is trying to show the world that s/he has arrived at adulthood.

In all seriousness, growing up isn’t easy, but the long-term effects of drug use will make it harder and can have devastating consequences on your life and career. Three cheers for Miley Cyrus and for anyone who is transitioning into adult life and living and pursuing their adult dreams. But as in all situations, remember to be smart while you have fun. You too, Miley.

Readers: We know the law says age 18, but when did you begin to consider yourself an adult?

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She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, but Baltimore will always be her home. 


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