As much as any 20-someone will crib about life, it is the most open ended and action packed decade of anyone’s life. It is a contradictory, sweet and sour decade. You will fail and succeed, not in equal measure. It will teach you things which you will not forget easily.
Some of the truths that make their existence known are that your college degree doesn't mean squat and without it, you most probably will squat. The quarter life crisis hits you when you least expect it. Maybe at 24, but that doesn't mean that you will live till 96 to witness the next time Haley's Comet comes around. Home is a studio apartment with the most important asset being your Internet connection. You slowly realise that unsuccessful talented people are everywhere. Then you notice that the successful people are in their 30s, so that gives you hope- I can still make it. That feeling you got at 17 that i know everything, is no more. If you still are with your childhood sweetheart, then have you dated enough people. Right through your 20s you will be slapped, jolted and reminded by the fact that you actually don’t know nothing. And personally speaking, it’s good for you to be told so. This is where you are gaining knowledge, which will eventually give wisdom. You hop skip and jump careers, unsure where your true calling lies. You shift, sometimes give up because you know now that your best is not good enough. Hopefully you will end up with something that you can tolerate to do for a living and don’t lose your creativity.But hey, you are in the best shape of your life, sometime in your 20s. And unless you go under the knife or a long dormant beauty gene which doesn’t exist, kicks in; this is the way you will look. You are free to take care of it or spoil it with your lifestyle. It’s your choice- you are an adult. I repeat, you are an adult. And unlike a while back, your actions have consequences. There is no free lunch no more. You budget irrespective of your bank balance. Your uniqueness is slowly blending into bourgeois homogeneity. 20s is when you really understand brain-drain and know that politics affects everything. When you feel you could have been born in the 1960s and be part of movements and because you can’t, you seek solace in the wise lyrics of Bobs- Marley and Dylan. Heck, now even decade gone by gets you into trips of nostalgia. You remember some of your oldest friends. See how your lives have diverged. Some are into domestic bliss and others are clueless even on the 10th anniversary of their 18th birthday bash.20s is when you want someone to talk to, and also someone you can afford to avoid. The friends made in the 20s are the friends you will have for life. Girlfriends and boyfriends not quite so. The 20s are when regular coitus interferes with anything creative you always wanted to do (gratuitous Sheldon Cooper reference). Whereas the lack of it makes you a depraved soul with other outlets to vent (No you can't form a Fight Club, who do you think you are? Tyler Durden?).
Also, this being in 20s is too generalised as well. 20s people are not homogenous. There are sub divisions in that – 21-23, 24-26 and 27-29. And they don’t like each other particularly well either, its because of the surveys that all of them are shunted together in a group. Each one is different. Sure they all look alike but scratch the surface and they are anything but. Not on surface but they definitely are distinctly apart once you go past exchanging pleasantries and actually talk.
Sure they say 20-something is hard, it’s tough.For the crazy enough, even psychedelic.But so what? Stability is nice, but entropy is nice too.Being 20 something is quite something.
There’s no name of the original poster. But it has been on the Internet for a while and i wish to thank and acknowledge the creator of the post.