Thirty Is Not The New Twenty: Why Your 20s Matter

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    Aug 31, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    I'm probably going to enjoy my 30's most.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Aug 31, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    The 30s are the new 20s, but w/ a bit more insight. icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 31, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    I'm going to be in school until I'm 30.

    Whatevs.
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    Aug 31, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    nicodegallo saidFrankly, I'm looking forward to my 30s. I feel like the 20s are just an extended phase of adolescence; you're still weird and trying to figure shit out.


    +1!!

    I'm so lost no idea what I wanna do in life. I hate feeling like I'm going to be broke and confused for the rest of my life.
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    Aug 31, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    Just because the lame, lazy masses statistically set their pattern in their 20's, and don't acieve nearly so much after the fact, doesn't mean YOU can't acieve more.

    I prefer being an outlier, thank you very much!!!
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    Aug 31, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    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
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    Aug 31, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    Well geez, I'm screwed then. I wasted my twenties, thirties and half my forties pretending to be straight. I completely missed out on those formative experiences, and was kinda hoping that my fifties would be it. Oh well, time to put on my cardigan, and start looking for coupons for early bird dinner specials. Hopefully there are some slutty older gents at the home. . . icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 31, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    showme saidI dunno. So far every decade has brought major changes and growth (as well as serious challenges) for me. I think that's how it's supposed to be, if you're doing it right.


    What you find out in your 50's is that none of the stuff you worked your ass off for matters. And all of your role models are either busted or at Betty Ford's.
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    Sep 02, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    I dont feel any different now that I'm 30. My co-workers still think I'm in my mid-20's and teenagers think you're one of them. Oh well, at least my life is way better in my early 30's than in my 20's. No more taking care of the family for me icon_smile.gif