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25 Things You DON'T Need To Do Before You Die

Live your life on your own terms.

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1. You shouldn't feel pressure to see, watch, read, or listen to anything in order to feel "cultured." Love what you love, and explore the arts in whatever way that makes sense to you.

3. You don't need to have sex before or after a particular point. You do that when you feel it's right.


4. You shouldn't feel bad about having "too much" or "too little" sexual experience.

5. You don't have to find love by any particular point. It happens when it does, if you're open to it.

6. You don't ever need to define your sexuality. It can be a fluid thing.


8. You don’t need to be in a committed relationship at any particular point in your life.


11. And if you want to be a parent, it doesn't have to be your biological child.

12. You don't need to achieve major success by a specific point in your life. Success can come early, or late in life. And it's something you have to define for yourself.

13. You don’t need to buy specific things to prove you’re an adult.


15. You don’t need to have a career. You don’t have to define your life by your work, and you don’t have to feel like you need to do the same work all of your life.

16. You don’t have to be ashamed of any excess or lack of body hair.


20. You shouldn't ever feel like it's too late to change your life.


21. You don’t have to let your mistakes (or successes) define you.

24. You don’t need to be religious or spiritual. You don’t have to feel bad about being religious or spiritual either.

25. You don't need to correct all of your flaws. It's OK to be human.