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Lynn Talk: Why 50 is the new 20.

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20. Today I received a Ted Talk by Meg Jay entitled “Why 30 is not the new 20.” My youngest daughter sent it to me while she was waiting for her connecting flight in Calgary.  She is a 20 something following her passion in Vancouver.

Meg Jay’s underlying theme is that 20 somethings really matter because she believes that every single 20 something needs to know that claiming one's 20s is the simplest and most transformational thing a person can do for him or herself, and possibly the world.

She talks about the ‘aha’ moments that make one’s life happen in the 20’s, that the actions that we take in our 20’s that follow us through life.

When I was in my 20’s, there was zero awareness about how to prepare for life. We were often ejected from our homes upon grade 12 graduation if not before, married young to a boy in the neighbourhood, and had babies. We worked crappy jobs. Some got government jobs, which might classify in the aforementioned category.  A…