Qab Dqab Posted over 1 year ago Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20 So people are saying about their twenties "what was i doing, what was i thinking?". Her assumption throughout this talk is that the statement implicit in this question is indeed correct i.e. "i wasted my twenties". Now she is trying to prevent people having this problem by encouraging people to behave differently in their twenties so later they won't be saying these things. I think her clients need a new psychologist. Perhaps one who, whilst they are asking these questions, isn't sitting across from them thinking "yeah, you're right. you messed up." Perhaps one who doesn't judge. Perhaps the reason they think they wasted their twenties is because people keep telling them their lives should be other than they are and that they should have behaved differently in the past. Like in this talk for example! If her true purpose was to win more clients in their thirties who (now) think they wasted their twenties then - good talk. Also, perhaps the reason young people are procrastinating is because they don't want to follow her (and the rest of societies') suggestions/ instructions in case they end up like, well, her (/the rest of society). By which i mean "successful". You know with a good job, a spouse, two high achieving kids (respectively - which you hate, your third and thanks to Ritalin courtesy of big pharma where you work in your soul destroying job). Just a thought.