What does every young person need to learn in order to become a successful adult?
Here are our answers to that question.
What makes something good or bad? How do we determine right from wrong when there are so many different opinions on the topic?
Many of us believe that going to university is a good idea. But what leads us to that conclusion? Are we asking the right questions when making the decision, or are we just blindly accepting what society has impressed upon us our whole lives?
It’s normal for your relationship with your parents or guardians to change over time, especially once you become a young adult and start to stake out your own individual preferences. But this process of asserting yourself often leads to conflict.
I bet you don’t remember when you took your first steps, but I can guarantee you fell down. You didn’t know what failure meant then, so you kept on trying until you succeeded. So why as adults do we resist continuing to try after a few failed attempts at something?
We look to fictional and real-world heroes as ideals to emulate in our own lives. They conquer their personal demons, stand tall in the face of adversity, and adhere to their personal ethics no matter what the world throws at them.
When it comes to starting your day, you probably set your alarm, get up, brush your teeth, dress and grab a bite (hopefully!), and hustle out the door to tackle your day. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re developing lifestyle habits. These habits set the tone for how you manage your time and energy for the rest of the day.
How often do people actually use what they learn from school out in the real world? If you feel like memorising dates of the French Revolution or the atomic number for argon is never going to be of any practical use, trust your intuition. You’re not wrong, and you’re not alone.
When I tell people I went to Cambridge, the reaction normally goes something like this: “Wow, you must be like a super genius or something!” Comments like these, while a boost to the ego, always make me wince inwardly.