10 Things You Should Never Say To A Twenty-Something

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Writing lists about being a twenty-something is trite and asinine, I understand. I see the irony. At 24 years old when some Time Magazine article, Thought Catalog list or CollegeCandy.com post I’ve written tries to sum up the experience of having the rug pulled out from under us as we tackle college and what comes after, I can’t help but feel like my glass is half empty. One thing is for sure, your twenties are a bittersweet time where everything is unfamiliar, yet nothing feels particularly new.

There are milestones that many of us expect to accomplish by a certain age, we all have our five year plans. Even for those who put little thought into their future, there isn’t a single one of us who doesn’t have expectations about ourselves and who we may become. Trying to sum up the experience, making generalizations, pushing your own expectations on others or trying to get to bottom of what is going on with our generation will ultimately leave a few people feeling left out. Nevertheless, when hanging around baby boomers I can’t help but feel like the same questions keep coming up and each time they get more and more annoying.

Based on my experience as an early twenty-something, these are the 10 things I can stand to never ever get asked about again.

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