Those crazy 20-somethings

I’m strangely in love with this Thought Catalog blog post, “How to be a 20-Something,” despite the fact that it contradicts itself and bounces from tongue-in-cheek to sharply insightful. Or maybe that’s why I love it. Maybe that’s the only way to get through your 20s – by striking that balance between laughing at yourself and forcing yourself to seize those 20-something opportunities that come around once in a lifetime.

Some of my favorite lines from the post, written by Ryan O’Connell:

Read the New York Times piece, “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” Feel exposed and humiliated.

Remember that you’re young and that the world is your oyster. Everything is possible, you still have so much to see and hear. You went to a good school and did good things. Figure if you’re not going to be successful, who the hell is?

Date people who you know you’ll never be able to love. See someone for three months for no other reason than because it’s winter and you want to keep warm by holding another body.

Start your twenties with a lot of friends and leave with a few good ones. What happened? People faded away into their careers and relationships. Fights were had and never resolved. Shit happens.
Posted on December 21, 2010 and filed under Sound Bites.