Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

Meg Jay’s TED Talk made me look. She argues that “far from being an irrelevant downtime, our 20s are a developmental sweet spot that comes only once.” Her advice to 20-somethings? 

  1. Invest in identity capital. Start doing things that are going to make you the person you want to become. Want to become an actor? Join the local drama club. Want to become a journalist? Start a blog.
  2. Build a wide social network. New opportunities usually come from outside your small group of friends. You need to start thinking about what your friend’s friends could do for you.

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