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Why your twenties matter!

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What advice do you have for people in their 20s that feel lost? 

Ah, the 20s. What a time to be alive! It's a decade filled with new experiences, new people, and new adventures. It's also a decade where we make some of the most important decisions of our lives. As we navigate through this exciting and often tumultuous time, it's essential to have guidance and support. And that's where the book, "The Defining Decade" comes in.

Written by clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay, "The Defining Decade" is a fascinating read that sheds light on the importance of our 20s and the impact our choices have on our future selves. The book is a wake-up call for anyone in their 20s who may be feeling lost or uncertain about their future.

One of the main takeaways from the book is the idea that our 20s are not a throwaway decade. Dr. Jay emphasizes that our 20s are a critical period where the decisions we make can have a significant impact on our lives. She encourages readers to take their 20s seriously and make deliberate choices that align with their long-term goals.

Another key theme in the book is the importance of relationships. Dr. Jay stresses that our relationships in our 20s can have a lasting impact on our lives. She encourages readers to cultivate meaningful connections with others and to be intentional about the people they let into their lives.

One of the most interesting parts of the book is when Dr. Jay discusses the concept of identity capital. Identity capital is the collection of experiences, skills, and attributes that make up who we are. Dr. Jay argues that our 20s are a critical time to build our identity capital and to make intentional choices that will help us develop the skills and experiences we need to achieve our goals.

Reading "The Defining Decade" is like having a conversation with a wise and caring mentor. Dr. Jay's writing is engaging, and her advice is practical and actionable. The book is full of real-life stories that illustrate the points she makes, which makes it all the more relatable.

As someone who has recently exited their 20s, I can attest to the power of this book. It's a must-read for anyone who is still in their 20s and looking for guidance on how to make the most of this exciting and important decade.

In conclusion, your 20s are a decade of growth, change, and endless possibilities. "The Defining Decade" is a book that can help guide you through this exciting time in your life. Whether you're feeling lost or uncertain, or just looking for some practical advice, this book is an excellent resource. So go ahead, pick up a copy, and start building your identity capital!

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