So someone posted this on Facebook:
Meg Jay, on being a condescending douche
9 Ways to “Fuck Up” Your Twenties
1) Spending all your time with your urban tribe – you’re not at Burning Man!
Okay so this says sticking to just the same, like-minded people all the time is bad. That’s true. Variety is the spice of life.
2) Hoping that Powerball ticket will make your dreams come true
I don’t think anybody thinks Powerball tickets are going to make their dreams come true. So…Fail. Stupid advice.
3) Stalking on Facebook (and then sulking at home)
Essentially they say to stop comparing your life to other people’s. Or like my ex said, “Stop reporting life and go *live* it. LOL” Yeah, I do this. Yeah, it’s detrimental in every way possible.
4) Dating losers
Low or no criteria for a mate can lead to a series of bad relationships, leaving us “damaged and depressed,” OR we end up with that same, one person for fear of being alone. Yeah, totally not worth it in your twenties. Problem is, I’m one of the losers people end up dating. I also date losers. We all sort of gravitate. I wish I had been a winner or been with more winners during my twenties.
5) Being “too cool” for a desk job
Notes that part time work isn’t a good “long-term economic plan.” How true that is! You are supposed to be building up a career. But is a “desk job” really necessary? For me, maybe, but I know lots of people who have unconventional careers – quite a lot of people, and they don’t end up in some soul-sucking corporate office. OR there are some who love being the soul-sucker in a corporate office. Lucky. But if you’re an artist, why give up and sell out in your twenties unless you have kids or something? BAD advice.
6) Spending too much time with your Playstation.
7) Shacking up too early.
Don’t live with your SO before you get married! Or better yet, don’t get married in your twenties! This one looks ironic with the later question…
8) Acting like you’re on a reality tv show
“Cool it on the dramatics.” Yeah, I broke this rule. Yes I lost my relationships and lost my jobs. Is it too late? “You’re getting old to freak out all the time. Tantrums are for teenagers.” Well, being bipolar was a part of that, so shut the fuck up.
9) Ignoring your ovaries
HAVE BABIES BEFORE YOU ARE THIRTY!!!!!!! YOU ARE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER