TED Conversations

Morgan Bakies

Summer co-op, LyondellBasell

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

If you could give your twenty-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Why?

Hello! I'm an undergraduate student who was truly inspired by Meg Jay's talk, "Why 30 is not the new 20" so I wanted to see what the TED community has to say. I turned twenty in March and I want to make the most of my next decade of life. How did you spend your twenties? Was this the defining of your life? Currently, I see endless opportunities, but I'm scared for the day they will disappear.

So if you're above twenty, what advice do you have for your past self? If you are twenty-something, what do you tell yourself everyday to be the best you can be? And if you're under twenty, what's one thing that you hope your twenty-year-old self will remember about adolescence? Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing what you have to say!

+9
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • May 20 2013: Dear Morgan
    Yes there are many opportunities out there, and when they come knocking open the door, don't get complacent about where you are, and don't be afraid to master what you are doing and then moving on to something new. You will never become irrelevant.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.