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Friday Fun! (Being in Your 20s)

Hello my lovely readers!  Sorry for the relatively small number of posts this week, but I do hope you enjoyed them!  Things will be back up to snuff next week.  I’ll have at least two book reviews plus my very first product review for you all in spite of the fact that I have a rather large homework assignment due next week.  Yay!

Last weekend was pleasantly relaxing.  I went shopping with one of my friends, primarily for shoes, as I tend to wear through mine like nobody’s business.  I blame the large amount of walking that’s necessary when you live in city.  I also saw Dinner for Schmucks (definitely worth the ticket price) and had Thai food.  Yum, Thai food!

Last night I was hanging out with two of my friends and we got to talking about our experience with being in our 20s so far.  We all started our 20s highly idealistic and determined to change the world (samples: hippie tendencies, tv is evil mentality, save the planet, etc…) only to now have fizzled a bit on that.  We got out of university and encountered the real world and the real world kind of beat down on our aspirations.  Now we don’t want to save the world; we just want to be happy.  I’m wondering if the next phase of our 20s will be some sort of moderation between the two: helping the world but striving for personal happiness and improvement simultaneously.  That sounds like a happy medium to me, but I guess we’ll see.  Anyone currently in their 20s or someone older who wants to reminisce on the experience? I think it’d be interesting to hear.

I hope you all have lovely weekends! Anyone have any special plans?

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  1. August 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I kind of agree about the 20’s thing. I started out with bigger aspirations than I currently have, and now I’d settle for just being happy too. The media all claims that we have it harder than our parents’ generation did with the same levels of relative advantage, so it doesn’t surprise me that others feel that way too.

    • August 9, 2010 at 7:52 am

      Yeah, I sure do wonder sometimes how things would have been different if there hadn’t been a recession *right* when we were graduating….

  2. August 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    So true… I started my 20s wanted to save/conquer the world. Since I hit mid-20s I’ve shifted to feeling that happiness is much more important to me than success. I have to call myself “late 20s” now, and that happiness vs. success shift has led to my decision to go back to school, changing feelings about where I want to live, etc.

    • August 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

      Hmm, I guess late 20s isn’t *too far* to wait to be happy….. 😉

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