TED Talk: Make Your 20s Count – Meg Jay

In the seemingly endless advice and comments about 20-somethings these days, I found this talk by Meg Jay to be refreshing. Most of the advice aimed at my generation feels like it’s about (a) how lazy and entitled we are, (b) how bleak the job market is, or (c) how now is the time to travel-have fun-enjoy life because the next 3 decades of our lives won’t allow that. Meg doesn’t actively counter any of these points, but she offers a new perspective: the 20s are a critical moment for self-development. Regardless of the external circumstances, we retain creative control over our lives and our decisions. It’s nice to hear someone acknowledge that and then offer some advice for making the most of it.

 

Watch the talk here: http://www.ted.com/talks/meg_jay_why_30_is_not_the_new_20.html

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