“Psychologists, sociologists, neurologists, and fertility specialists know that claiming your 20s is one of the simplest things you can do for work, for love, for your happiness and maybe even the world”

“Adulthood begins in the 20’s, but there’s a changing timetable in adulthood…researchers call it an extended adolescence, journalists generated nicknames for twenty-somethings like ‘twixters’ and ‘kidaults’”

“…everybody says as long as I get started on my career by the time I’m 30, I’ll be fine; but then it starts to sounds like this: my twenties are almost over and I have nothing to show for myself, I had a better resume the day after I graduated from college…”

I attended the TED talk that was presented locally on OSU’s campus this recent week and I can fully vouch for the incredible sensation of empowerment, inspiration and motivation one leaves with after a 2 hour long TED talk session! For those who did not attend or those who do not even know what a TED talk is, I HIGHLY recommend regarding this particular 15 minute speech and soak in the speaker’s words.

Whether you agree or disagree, each TED talk speaker is educated in the subject they talk about, providing facts and sometimes personal stories that captures your attention. Meg Jay does an excellent job discussing her beliefs, research and personal stories about twenty-something-year-olds; a relatable topic I feel every person should ponder on.

*Find out why 20’s is the time to education yourself about your body and your options

*Know the difference between exploration vs. procrastination

*Understand the 3 things that every twenty-somethings deserves to hear

  1. Get some identity capital
  2. Connect with weak ties
  3. Pick your family

Posted by Whitney Cordes, Career Assisant

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