That article was a waste of part of my 20s. Articles in general normally are pretty worthless when it comes to life advice, for one reason and one reason only. We are all different. I don't fit into the generalisations of this article, and most of you don't either. I hope you don't personally. Few things scare me more than being reduced to a cookie cutter race to the bottom MBA office job. I view it as a form of emasculation. I want to buy a farm in Mayo, and it might never turn a profit, but i'll be richer in soul because that's my lifelong dream. And I think that all those who have been accustomed to being "winners" in the 20th Century, bankers and day traders and such, are going to be the losers of the 21st Century. I'm not going to get into politics here because I don't want to set off a heated debate, but I think there is going to be a big economic shake up coming, and I think a lot of the things we have been accustomed towards since Thatcher and Reagan ran amok are going to change. Sorry for the long and off-topic rant but something about that article really irritated me. Maybe it is because I have worked so hard the past few years, at academics and careers, and have had such a difficult time with things. That being said, my main message to the readers of that article is to draw your own opinions, but remember at the end of the day, your an individual, not a statistic, and you are capable of doing incredible things well into your 30s, 40s, 50s, etc. And remember, wealth comes in many forms, not just money, but also in soul, and helping others. If your always trying to climb that corporate ladder your racing towards the bottom.
"History calls those men the greatest who have ennobled themselves by working for the common good; experience acclaims as happiest the man who has made the greatest number of people happy."- Karl Marx