Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Virginia, was on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC four times in May 2013 to talk about her advice for people in their twenties. She is the author of the book “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – and How to Make the Most of Them.” The segments focus on how Facebook can be frustrating for twenty-somethings (5/10); the physiology of the brain (5/17); confidence at work (5/24); and “the urban tribe and network” (5/31/13). The point of the final segment is that people need to reach outside of their circle of close friends and acquaintances to increase their chances of finding and attaining new opportunities. I listened to all four segments and I am now about halfway through her book. I am struck by the insight and wisdom she brings to this subject. My twenties came and went a long time ago, but her insights resonate powerfully with the lessons I learned along the way and many of them are relevant to adults of any age.
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