30 is not the new 20

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”  Madeleine L’Engle
I love that quote. Any other Madeleine L’Engle fans?
So today is my birthday. In my last post I wrote about what I’ve learned about millennials since blogging about them. I thought about making this post something like “10 things I learned in my 20s” but since I have one more year left in my twenties, I think I’ll skip that.
One thing I have noticed though about turning 29 (and looking 30 right in the face) is that I feel incredibly young. But I no longer feel like a kid. And that’s a good thing. It makes me feel like I’ve used the last decade well.
Which leads me to share this great TED Talks by Meg Jay “Why 30 is not the New 20”. Some take-aways of the “talk” are:
1. The urban tribe is overrated.
2. Get some “identity capital.”

3. The time to start picking your family is now.

Check it out! It’s great advice. I can say that now as someone who is 29.

16 thoughts on “30 is not the new 20

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      • Thanks! It was good.

        Great TED, I think it’s sort of what I was trying to say about millennials in the post “yes young people are narcissistic (level 3?). no it is not a good thing.” Going from level 3 to level 4 would be a great thing for our generation. But I guess every generation is broken up into tribes.

      • Yeah I think it is segmented within generations…what is frustrating is that the NYTimes style section descrip of vapid airheads who can’t put down the phone seems to have taken hold as the dominant view in other pubs (e.g. Joel Stein’s Time “profile” of millennials).

        When I watch the tribes talk, it reminds me that there are those type of people in every generation.

  3. One of my co-workers (also in her 20’s) recommend I watch this and I loved it. It was a little scary at first and made me really want to smarten up when it came to certain things but it’s also really though provoking and true. Thanks for the share, I’m glad I’m not the only one that really enjoyed this Ted talk.

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