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Meg Jay:
Why 30 is not the new 20

TED2013 · 14:49 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20
14:49 · Filmed February 2013 at TED2013 · Subtitles available in 32 languages

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

Clinical psychologist
In her book "The Defining Decade," Meg Jay suggests that many twentysomethings feel trivialized during what is actually the most transformative — and defining — period of our adult lives. Full bio
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