The Best Career Advice For Young People
Raghav Haran

This is great.

I just want to put out there, that there are lot of positive aspects about taking your time, learning your own personality and figuring out what you really want from this world. Sometimes, what you think you want when you’re young is much different from what you end up wanting as an adult. As a young successful girl who seems to have it all figured out, I want to throw out there the grass often seems greener on the other side.

I rushed. Graduated college at 21, law school by 24, and was a barred attorney with a full time job by 25. And I regret rushing. The last 7 years of my life have been a blur of books, exams, coffee ODs, early mornings and late nights. I thought I was going to be a prosecutor who would put bad guys away. Shortly after starting law school, I realized that bad guys are people too, and I dont want to screw with people's lives. So here I am, practicing “civil litigation” — essentially reading 10 hours a day.

I never learned to drink. I lack very elementary social skills and knowledge of pop culture and young people etiquette. I’m like an awkward 45-year old mom stuck in a 25 year-olds body. And really, I’m too old and uptight to learn all these things now.

You win some you lose some. With every success comes a sacrifice.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.