What are the most difficult things people have to learn in their twenties?


"There  has never been a generation of twenty somethings who haven't identified  many of the ways earlier generations have "got it wrong." I have a  question for you. You are 26 years old. Except for identifying problems,  what have you, personally, done to help any one of the problems you  have identified? You are 26 years old. You have had plenty of time to  have started some improvements, somewhere. So many people want someone  to start the process of revolutionary change but are not willing to put  themselves out there and generate some of those changes, themselves. So,  I challenge you to move forward. You have identified problems, now make  a plan and execute it."

Answer by Kathy Hurst Davis:

I recently had a conversation with a young woman who was 26 years old. She was very intelligent and very opinionated about many of the things that were wrong with this country.

Yes, she had it all figured out, from the problems with our two party system, down to the evils of WalMart who had run small business out of existance. She kept saying,  "We need a revolution. We need to make some positive change."

I told her, "You are not going to like what I am going to say." She said, "I hope it isn't the same thing my dad told me. He said that nothing was going to change." I told her, "No. That isn't it." Here is what I told her.

There has never been a generation of twentysomethings who haven't identified many of the ways earlier generations have "got it wrong." I have a question for you. You are 26 years old. Except for identifying problems, what have you, personally, done to help any one of the problems you have identified? You are 26 years old. You have had plenty of time to have started some improvements, somewhere. So many people want someone to start the process of revolutionary change but are not willing to put themselves out there and generate some of those changes, themselves. So, I challenge you to move forward. You have identified problems, now make a plan and execute it.

She was a bit speechless.

People in their twenties need to learn that they have much to offer and they should not wait for someone else to begin. Don't present a problem without presenting some solutions.

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