THE DEFINING DECADE 20. WHY YOUR TWENTIES MATTER AND HOW TO MAKE MOST OF THEM NOW by MEG JAY.

 

BOOK REVIEW: 4.5 stars out of five. 

Everyone should read this book especially twenty-something folks. Author Meg Jay talks about the current misinformation and media culture that trivializes the twenties which are actually the defining years of your life. Whatever you do in your twenties, whether it is your job or love life, it will have a tremendous effect on the rest of your life. The author discusses how the popular notion- the thirties are the new twenties is misleading and confusing to the twenty-year-old population. Human life is short. It means we should have a proper sense of time which would lead us to allocate our energy and skills to something that would be an asset in the future. Exploring and enjoying life is alright but people should not lose focus. The author mentions a new concept called identity capital which is our collection of personal assets. It is the repertoire of individual resources that we assemble over time. People should create enough identity capital in their twenties so that they can use it in their professional and personal lives. She talks about career and relationships in a clear and concise manner. Of course, some things mentioned in this book won't apply to those people whose priorities do not include traditional jobs, marriage, or kids. Not everyone wants to have children and not everyone wants to get married. Yes, life is not a bucket list of things one wants to achieve. Life does not go in a straight line. It is unpredictable, but one should live their life the way they want to. This book may seem judgemental and rude to some people. But this book is worth reading.


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