What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here 40-somethings share three wishes to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.
People all experience things differently. It’s like older generations tend to think younger people are entitled…because they didn’t grow up experiencing the world the same way. it’s the same with anyone who had different experiences growing up or in the workplace than you did. Just because their experience is not your experience doesn’t mean it isn’t real or meaningful.
Know that someday, the things that you worry about and than hurt your feelings will not affect you as much. You may still care but it doesn’t hurt and you know how to handle it and see it for what it is instead of overreact. You realize it’s not worth the time or emotional energy and their really are more important things to do wit h your time.
We all tend to speak up when things go bad but not when they go well. Take some time to compliment the things that go well in your day to day life.
– 40-something, marketing exec, New Jersey