The Defining Decade by Meg Jay, PhD | Things to know in your 20s

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Key Highlights Sumary

  • Dr. Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist who did research and held a practice in Virginia and Southern California.
  • She has years of accumulating study from clients in theory and practice
  • Our 20s are a time of bursting creation of life vs. the 30s being a time of settling down and having less options
  • This is because we settle into a lifestyle and/or career
  • The decade of the 20s are a dire time to prepare for the future more than we realize
  • What we do in our 20s affects a lot of lifestyle habits and facts we have to face in our 40s
  • Those ahead in school aren’t necessarily ahead in life because of the development of the frontal lobe in the brain
  • Our frontal lobe typically is fully developed somewhere in our 20s-30s
  • Advanced frontal lobe development includes making long term grey decisions such as when to have a family, what job to choose, and moral compass

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