21 Life Lessons at 21 years old

Not-so obvious insights that I’ve learned as a young adult who can legally drink now

1. Stop being so hard on yourself

2. How to be a good listener? Be interested

3. Ask for help more often

4. We learn about ourselves from the people around us

5. Savor the basic necessities in life

6. Think about YOLO differently

7. Practical things matter

8. Know the difference between conviction and truth

9. What having “Unhealthy relationships” with certain things means

10. Develop multiple perspectives on everything

11. Passion is the willingness to suffer for what you believe in

12. Be comfortable with solitude

13. Do things in good faith

14. Be generous

15. Nonconformity, for the sake of, is meaningless

16. Mind won’t win over matter in a 1-on-1, but it’s smarter

17. Our fears require interpreting

18. Happiness and sadness are not too far apart from each other

19. You’re not as unique as you think

20. You invest more when you feel like you’ve been invested in

21. Being “real” does not mean being cynical

Writer, Cog-Neuro Research Assistant @ Yale. Presenting my thoughts about self-development and life as a former college student || gloriawfeng.com