1. "Let Go"
As if we don't know that it's toxic to harbor feelings over ex-boyfriends, ex-friends, or people who've wronged us. It is obviously not healthy to harbor negative feelings towards anyone - that negativity effects you on a daily basis and I absolutely am a believer of extracting good energy. But we are also human and we need time to heal. You should "let go" of these things at your own pace. And this doesn't mean that you necessarily have to waste energy on these people. So, unless this is in reference to Frozen, be gone with your basic advice!
2. "Have Fun!"
Do we really need a list to remind people in their 20's to have fun? I'm a senior in my last semester of college, fun is all I can think about - even if that means sitting on the couch and watching endless Netflix with a bottle of wine (and let's be real- that is exactly what that means).....Getting so excited just thinking about it.
GIVE ME MONEY?! I'd LOVE to travel and believe me I take up any chance I can to get away. You know what this requires though? FUNDS. What is that you say? "Be broke! Go places! YOLO, RIGHT?" Yes YOLO. And I prefer to "YOLO" while not being homeless and save up for my vacations.
4. "Grow Up"
Woah, hey. I thought you JUST said that I was in my 20's and had to have fun and travel and be broke and live a life of a hippy. Now you're telling me to grow up? YOU ARE BIPOLAR, SOCIETY.
5. "Maintain Your Body"
6. "Save Your Money"
Now this is just getting ridiculous. I thought I had to be broke and travel! You know this is completely contradicting the "young hippy YOLO life," right?
7. "Find Your Perfect Partner"
I guess this makes sense. Thanks to internet, I can easily just go on Ok Cupid and type in my description for the perfect man and he'll magically appear at my door step. This is actually a great idea. Touche, list websites.
8. "Enjoy Being Single"
9. "Date The Wrong Person"
10. "Get Your Own Place"
Not so easy in NYC, but that is beside the point. STAY HOME AND GET FREE LAUNDRY AND FREE FOOD UNTIL YOU ARE FORCIBLY CUT OFF! STEAL FROM YOUR PARENT'S LIQUOR CABINET. YOU'RE 20 SOMETHING FOR GOD SAKES.
11. "Dress Well"
12. "Be Independent"
Ugh, as if Beyonce hasn't already written the handbook on female independence. I really don't need to hear this from you.
13. "Get Out Of Debt"
Hey, let me get out of college before you start yelling at me about the debt I owe to it, okay. As for credit card debt....remember when you said I had to dress well? I definitely spend too much money doing so.
14. "Outline And Plan Your Goals"
15. "Know Who Your Friends Are"
16. "Spend Time With Your Family"
Well yeah, I'll be living with them for years until that dream job magically falls in my lap. Should be any day now.
17. "Learn To Adapt"
So is this in relation to "growing up" or to being a homeless broke hippy. What should I be adapting to exactly?
18. "Spend Time Finding Yourself"
19. "Don't Follow The Crowd"
20. "Take The Blame"
Oh I know how to accept blame but one thing I won't take the blame for is for messing up in my 20's because I decided to not follow any of your awful, bossy lists! Hashtag I'm 22 and I'm gonna live my life exactly how I want to live it.
Some Actual Advice To Take With You 20-Something Year Old Lost Souls
You're 20-something. Stop listening to "advice" from awful websites and do you, boo boo.