7 Important Reminders For Young People On Their Journey

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1. Drop the shoulds from your life.

A young man smiling as he stands among some reeds.
Unsplash / Warren Wong
Unsplash / Warren Wong

As a young person, you’re told what you should do all the time. You should study hard. You should get good grades. You should take piano lessons.

You should go to this college. You should take this job. Should should should. Because we’re told what we should do all the time, we start telling ourselves what we should do to impress the should-ers.

Forget that line of thinking.

Think about what makes you happy, what kind of things will enrich your life and make it feel full. Maybe those are the things you should do.