“Throughout our twenties and thirties, we care so much about what the Joneses think, even if we think we don’t. These two decades are the time when we’re most tempted to try to live for others. Around forty, it occurs to us that the Joneses have holes in their socks too, thank you, and that we have less control over what other people think than we ever imagined.”
I definitely never really felt like getting older was such a big deal until I got a little older… then even older. In fact I always loved birthdays until I hit 20 and had an brief early mid life crisis. Time really seems to fly by. It honestly feels like just yesterday I was in high school under someone else’s roof but thats totally not the case now. Your 20’s can be a little awkward, if I must say myself. You start defining things around this time. Or at least try to. You began to question and think about things a little harder. Things that may have just briefly crossed your mind before. Like your relationships with people, a real career and your love life, if such a thing happens to exist. Your worries are far beyond bringing home decent grades on your report card.
Don’t get me wrong, you’re 20’s can also be a great period of time. As many people would say, your 20’s is the best time to screw up and just live life. Granted, I’m only shy of 2 yrs of being in my 20’s but I get it. I really do. Over the past few years I feel like I’ve really got to know a lot more about myself.Things that motivate me, piss me off etc. I don’t know if that sounds crazy but if so , so be it. Some people feel ashamed that they don’t really understand themselves at this age but don’t take out the time to do so.
From my experience thus far, your 20’s can be the greatest years of your life but you must learn from the experiences. You’ll have to shape up for real one day and be a real REAL adult, like head of a household adult. Just live and live for only you on no ones else’s accord.