You don’t have to have your life together by *insert age*

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First and foremost, I just want my peers to understand that it’s okay not to have it altogether. It’s okay if you’re not balling right now, if you’re not working your dream job, if you didn’t get those A* grades or even if you haven’t reached your ‘glo up’ yet…

You don’t have to have your life together by 18, 19 or even your early 20’s.

I feel as if nowadays young people from the ages of 16-24-year-olds put themselves under tremendous pressure to have their lives together and for things to “fall into place” immediately. I can’t quite put my finger on why this is the case but one of the reasons I believe this is, is due to our “standards” and expectations we have on our lives based on the materialistic “goals” portrayed on social media; mostly perpetuated by ourselves and other “successful” individuals. Let’s face it, whether we like it or not social media (and the internet) is an incredibly influential platform and the greatest form of socialisation the world has seen to-date. Kind of like a modern “age of enlightenment”… We learn more about how to navigate through life, politics, history, culture, sex, relationships and more than we do through school, through our family and even experience.

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