Makes some great points and raises things I know I’m guilty of
1. Letting anybody convince you that because you’re young, you’re incapable.
Plato began his career in politics before he was 20, (and has stated that he faced ridicule in his coming-of-age for that reason.) Some of the greatest cultural tycoons of this century were in their 20s when their first huge contributions were made: Jobs, Zuckerberg, etc. Imagine where we’d be if they listened to the people who said, what do you know?
2. Arguing with people whose intentions are not to understand you, only to prove themselves right.
You do not owe it to anybody to carry on a conversation that is only serving the ego, but you do owe it to yourself to step out of the inevitable frustration and self-doubt of interacting with people who don’t listen to understand, but to respond; who don’t speak to be heard, but to defend.
3. Wasting your energy placating the habits of people who don’t take the initiative to actually get…
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