This article caught my eye on my FB feed.
It is definitely worth a look. I love working with adults in their young twenties. It is fun looking at the possibilities of life and all that may come. I often find myself frustrated. More than once in consultation I have talked about separating my issues from the young clients. I struggle with the idea that so many in their early twenties don’t seem motivated to get out there and live life. Many seem OK to live at mom and dads forever. It is not unusual for a 24 or 25 year old tell me their mom told them they weren’t allowed to do something. Inside I’m thinking, “You’re an adult – you can do it anyway.” Of course if you’re financial dependent on the parents then maybe you can’t.
I don’t think it an issue of laziness just different expectations and current trends. I want the young people to get out there and do amazing things, find their careers, find their passions, and experience experiences. I constantly checking if it is my wishes or their goals that I’m championing because obviously clients know themselves best and know what they want and honoring that is imperative.
I agree with the author about the twenties being a huge defining time in our lives, however it is not the only chance. I know I am so very different than I was even at 30. I have more passion, hope and drive so I don’t believe not having a wild and crazy twenties is definite deterrent to creating oneself but all that time when you could start embracing life. Think of your twenties and what you could have missed out.
Remember, without those experiences you won’t have good stories to tell as you get older. Just a thought.