Career confusion?

Advice for 20-somethings

By DR. MIKE GROPPER
September 5, 2018 18:30
4 minute read.
‘THE 20S are far from being a time in life where you feel settled; keep in mind that this is normal

‘THE 20S are far from being a time in life where you feel settled; keep in mind that this is normal and expected.’. (photo credit: TNS)

 
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Throughout the years of practicing psychotherapy, I have treated many young adults in their 20s. Young people anticipate that this decade should be fantastic. After all, you are at the beginning of adult life, free to make choices about career, relationships, friends, and travel around the world. In Israel, that freedom begins only after obligatory army or national service. Nevertheless, once these responsibilities are over, the freedom and choice really get going.

During childhood and all through the high-school years, your parents, community, group affiliations and personal factors influenced the direction you took. You may have had some input in deciding your educational track and hobbies, but truth be told, your influence was minimal. Most decision-making was in the hands of the adults who took care of you.

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