The tweet, which was only written yesterday but has since been retweeted nearly 30,000 times was written by a man from the US.
Gay culture is being a teenager when you’re 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live.
— Introvert Gay (@introvertgay) September 2, 2017
“Gay culture is being a teenager when you’re 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live,” he wrote.
The tweet opened up a viral discussion with Twitter users
One person wrote:
We're basically responsible adults during the day and teens at night.
Anyway, at night I'm like 16
— Mario (@mtehuitz) September 3, 2017
Somewhat recently came to terms with being NB and had anxiety/depression issues so I'm perpetually 17 at age 25
— Mini (@Luck_Mode) September 2, 2017
I almost cried when I read this. I didn't realize how much I needed someone who was not me to say it out loud.
— Brian B. (@Bordo316) September 3, 2017
This is literally Too Real.
— Andrew (@ScootyPuffJr88) September 2, 2017
Others discovered that they hadn’t processed the effects of being closeted until seeing the tweet.
“This hit just a little too close to home.”
“I went from closeted teenager right to serious alcoholic in my 20s. (I’m 5 years sober now). ANYHOW, what I’m saying is: I’m 14.”