What’s the best way to live life? Branches of philosophy (if not the whole discipline itself) debate this question fiercely, and so do editorial columns, internet commentators and most likely your family at the dinner table.

This blog takes a hand at giving some advice on how to spend the 20s, and you might be surprised by some of the advice.

Learn to Love Yourself

With so much advice to our younger generation focused on playing it smart and conservative, it might be surprising to see a financial article talking about loving yourself, but this is one lesson that goes a long way.

If you learn to love yourself, you not only take care of yourself, but you take care of everyone else who relies on you. Because how can you truly take care of them if you can’t learn to love and forgive yourself?

Learn to Say No With Confidence

This is the lesson that can most determine what life trajectory your life goes on. Life is too short to get dragged into endeavors that are neither enjoyable nor fruitful.

Take Risks and Pull the Trigger

Remember that if you’re going to fail, the 20s are about the best time to do it.

Of course, we’re not advising anyone to go into their endeavors with no idea what they’re doing–but as time goes on, more and more doors are closing slowly.

Try to get through that door before it shuts.

Don’t Be Afraid to Change Directions

Don’t fall for the gambler’s fallacy. Just because you put time and effort into something doesn’t mean that it’s wise to keep putting time and effort that way.

The reasons why you might change directions are numerous. Maybe you re-evaluated your position, or maybe you’re simply not happy with the way things are going.

Whatever the case, sometimes it’s time to make a change.

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