Your 20s are all about finding yourself, figuring out who you are and what you want, and having fun, right? Well with that will come a lot of trial and error. Mistakes will be made, and that’s OK! That’s how you learn. But you can also learn from the mistakes of others, and thankfully, Redditor u/ALLEYWAYwithanS did the work for you, asking fellow Redditors what the dumbest thing they did in their 20s was. Pay attention, so you don’t make the same mistakes!
- "I decided against contributing to my company's matching 401k. It cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars."
- "My general lack of effort to build any good habits like exercise. Your body likes routines, and my routine of gaming for 15 hours a day was not one I should have cultivated."
- "I assumed climbing the corporate ladder is the way to do life."
- "I worked way too hard and burned out. Sacrificed family time. Sacrificed health. You need to pace yourself at the age of 20–30."
- "I got married to the wrong woman. Never get married to someone who isn't sure if they love you. That person is damaged and needs space."
- "Ran up $11k worth of credit card debt over about 18 months when I was 25–26. I didn't become debt free until I was 33 and never had an excellent credit score until 36."
- "I dated the wrong people for access to sex. I knew at the time they were problematic, and it led me on a path of a lot of trauma and having the wrong view of the world. That took a while to dig out of."
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