Dustin Hoffman said in a wonderful interview on The Actor's Studio : ' 20s are designed for failure. So fail all your can. Try everything withing your grasp. And don't model your life for a course or a path. Assume that the world is a museum and that everything can be touched and bought. Of course, we all may not have the means to do everything, but expand your vision as much as you can. Because all rigid paths of life hurt the most in the 30s. Because in 30s there is no room for making mistakes'
Friday, December 25, 2009
20s : Tis all about loving Failure
Its amazing how the bloggers in their 20s are having their own set of doubts to deal with. My reader is filled with pondering, posts about quitting, about start-ups, about confusions. Life, professional dilemmas, personal decisions, pressures and good old vocation. Everywhere I look around me, 20-somethings are looking at career shifts, some are sustaining wobbly lifestyles, others are cancelling the pretenses and moving towards simplicity. It makes me feel nurtured, that I am not alone. That amidst the grey corporate suits there are class actors. That behind the number crunching trader there is a haiku poet and the hot-legged English professor is an ex-big four accountant.