They say the 30s are the new 20s. They also said the 40s were the new 30s. For some it was possibly like the flip of a switch; for others like me, transitions often call for a pause and penning down contemplation. As we enter our 30s, the prospective we had around a lot of things really change. It’s not just about our appearance, but also about how we manage our health, our family, our money, and a lot of other things. What was significant in our 20’s, becomes not such a big priority when we turn 30, and vice versa.
The 20s are hard. Popular culture and popular opinion tell us this, as does research. And for many 20-somethings knowing that this decade meant for mistakes and misfires is a welcome palliative: The confusion, disappointment, and ego-bruising are all part of the formative process of becoming an adult.
Eventually, things will get easier. Right? lets sure hope so…
There are major differences between the two eras, and the transition from 20-something to 30-something contains both major learning pains and liberating realizations.
Below is a compilation of interesting differences we’ve witnessed between the 20s and 30s.