Sure, we can ask our friends and family members for advice on how to navigate our formidable years, but strangers on the Internet work just as well.
Thousands of people have shared their wisdom with the community's youth.
Here are some of the shinier pearls.
"Try to avoid thinking of your 30s as some kind of stopping point for fun things."
"This is perhaps not the advice you're looking for but maybe you should also try to avoid thinking of your 30s as some kind of stopping point for fun things, where all you can do is look back and sigh about what could have been. I know of several people whose 30s have been more fun than their 20s, and it's in part because they can look back with experience and realize they're better at balancing and enjoying the things they want to do. You still have so much in life, don't just let it be over because you survived another 365 days!" - Romination
"Learn what kinds of drinks get you to the no-no-zone."
"Get to know your intoxicants. Spend your 20s getting good at being f----- up however you like to get f----- up. That means making some mistakes, sure, but be safe. Don't do the really dumb stuff like try to drive home s---faced, or sleep with someone without protection. If you like to drink, for example, learn how much is too much for you. Learn what kinds of drinks get you to the no-no-zone, which to stay away from. Figure out how to spend the most time at a party in a feeling really good zone, when to start drinking water, and coming down, and when to say goodbye." - jseego
"I regret racking up debt. That nearly killed me in my 30s."
"I regret not saving more money and, more importantly, I regret racking up debt. That nearly killed me in my 30s. Some of it was necessary, of course, but a lot was credit card overkill.
"I also regret not traveling more. Once we married and started having kids, travel got curtailed. We still went on trips but they were family trips. I wish I would have taken her on a couple of big out-of-country excursions before family came into play." - zoidbert
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