Why 30 is NOT the new 20

A good friend of mine with a 20-something daughter and
son sent this to me. Being educators and having 20 something
young adults in our lives, we often discuss their lives relative
to what is happening in the world today and sometimes compare
their lives with the way it was for us in our 20’s in the 1970s…
there are some distinct similarities and glaring differences.

When you are young you think you have all the time in the world to live life,
but somehow, we felt that we had no time to waste, perhaps because
of the influences of our parents before us – people who lived through WWII.
We had no World War II to remind us of hardships, and our parents wanted
us to have a good life, while bearing in mind that hard work and motivation
would be the keys to our success…then we raised our children out
of the shadows of such a reality, and wanted them to have EVERY
benefit possible, sometimes removing the struggle that is necessary
for growth.

…listen to this Ted Talk and see what new insights it brings you.


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