Speaking as a person who is edging up on middle age in the adulthood department: this applies to life in general. You see those adults around you who are adulting and making it look easy? They’re totally faking it. No one knows what the fuck they’re doing. We’re all just shredding the boring shit and hoping we don’t fuck up too badly.
This is 6000% true. It was the most amazing realization when I figured out that the most competent person I knew was actually just making it up as they went along half the time.
Being an adult is actually just learning how fake everything (taxes, buying stuff at the grocery store, half the stuff you do at your job) and making it look like you know what you’re doing.