Melissa Yuan-Innes Posted about 2 years ago Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20 Interesting. I remember my grandfather lecturing me about going to university when I was 8 years old. I spent my 20's with my nose to the grindstone, mostly in med school/residency. Playing around was never an option. While I don't think one size fits all, and I was obviously raised by a school-obsessed family that left me somewhat scarred in other ways (Mom, I'm kidding. Sort of), I do hope my kids plan to take advantage of a good decade of their lives. Hey, I'm an emergency doctor. I hope you take advantage of every minute, because I've got to tell you, the next one could turn ugly. Peace.