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    this is bullshit. i'm going to be 30 soon, y u gyz goota try bring me down? honestly i feeeel like 20, but more like 15 + 5 years cocaine abuse, but still, ti's better than feeling like 30 amirite?

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    because they are different numbers
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    I love her accent (yes, and the content too) but the accent is so sweet.

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    Could someone summarize the points, please?
    “Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim View Post
    Could someone summarize the points, please?
    lol

    You couldn't have said anything more remotely close to Ep

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    @InvisibleJim That was great advice.
    You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek.
    But first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril.
    You shall see things, wonderful to tell. You shall see a... cow... on the roof of a cotton house. And, oh, so many startlements.
    I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the ob-stacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward.
    Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pukq_XJmM-k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim View Post
    Could someone summarize the points, please?
    Read the transcript abt 6 months ago or so, so memory hazy - but the gist of it is that your 20s aren't just a time to waste, some kind of extension of childhood/teenager years, because the choices you make and the development that you go through is very important. That even though people tend to get married, start families and start careers later now than they used to, it doesn't mean that waiting until you're 30 to even think about any of those things is a very wise choice.

    --My opinion however is that life isn't about preparing for some later time. There isn't some prep period before we enter real life or whatever. Everything we do is our life. Seeing your 20s as preparation for your 30s and "real life" is imo kind of selling yourself and present life short, whether you "waste it" or put it to some productive use as she recommends. Because life isn't something that happens in your future. It's happening now. And has been your whole life. I have some thoughts kicking around about the whole notion of "what I want to be when I grow up" and the effect that has on how people think about their lives - but they're not fully formed yet. I also don't like the idea that there is some kind of standard grown-up life that everyone gets to at some point in time, and until then they're just children. In other words, I think she has good intentions but imo the advice only applies to people who seek to establish that specific standard of life that she sees as normal adult life.

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    --My opinion however is that life isn't about preparing for some later time. There isn't some prep period before we enter real life or whatever. Everything we do is our life. Seeing your 20s as preparation for your 30s and "real life" is imo kind of selling yourself and present life short, whether you "waste it" or put it to some productive use as she recommends. Because life isn't something that happens in your future. It's happening now.
    I agree 100%

    All that time I "wasted" on doing crazy, "non-productive" shit in my 20s formed the memories that now give me the courage to go on more crazy unproductive adventures and not get bored out of my mind when I pay bills and complete projects.
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    As a general rule, following any kind of general "life advice" is pretty bad (except stuff like "don't die and don't kill yourself") because people either advise what worked for them or warn against what didn't work for them (not for you).
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