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Your 20s are supposed to be a blast, but when researchers ask those approaching 30 how they're faring, an incredible 86 percent report being in the grips of some form of quarter-life crisis. Meanwhile, other studies show the pressures on young adults have been steadily ratcheting up. In short, with the economy and society in flux, this is one of the most baffling times to enter adulthood in recent history. What should you do about it? The same thing you should do with nearly any other conundrum or personal crisis--start by reading. Books can't solve all your problems alone, but just about every smart person you can think of says they're the best foundation for smart, successful living it's advice a shockingly small percentage of people take. So if you're coming up on the big and feeling like your life is far from perfectly settled, I scoured the internet and my own memory for a few books to arm you with the tools and wisdom for a happier next decade.
Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye or Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, your 20s. The much celebrated, sometimes maligned, decade is an undeniably impressionable one. You've happily exited your teens, slowly freeing yourself of the weighty angst you carried throughout high school. You might have one foot in college and the other in a career, even if you're well beyond graduation, nestled comfortably in a new job -- maybe even a relationship. But you're probably not settled -- financially, emotionally, spiritually, artistically.
B ooks, books, books. They will give you fuller, thicker hair. Job satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. They simultaneously speak to the heart and mind. They teach you about the history of our world, the possibilities of our future and the fabric of our souls. So where do you start? The power structures at play for centuries have meant that a very narrow band of people have been given the opportunity to say something universal about the human condition.
Great literature grows out of periods of change, and there are few transitions more more, well, transitional than the end of your twenties and the.
words of encouragement for someone losing a loved one
by E.M. Forster
While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way. To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists. It's an eclectic selection that focuses on topics like understanding your identity, shaping your worldview, and laying the foundation for a fulfilling career. As you become an adult, you realize that there will never be a time in your life where everything is just as you hoped it would be. The emperor's version of Stoic philosophy has remained relevant for 1, years because it offers timeless advice for gaining control of one's emotions and progressing past all obstacles in one's path.