“You have in no way missed the window on finding a satisfying career or a stable relationship, if those are things that you want. And that’s a question you should spend some time with. Do you actually want a life like the ones the people you follow on social media are pretending to have (because absolutely everyone is pretending in one way or another)? Is it simply the stability that comes with conforming to a life plan the world tells you makes sense? Will you still feel like you’re missing out when they begin posting about divorces or being underwater on a mortgage?”

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