For many of us, our 20s feel like a liquid decade–everything is in flux as work out what we want to do professionally and who we want to be (and be with) personally. It’s in your 30s that life often seems to settle down into something firmer and more solid.
But what if the form it takes isn’t as you hoped? How do people end up moving into the middle of their lives lugging mistakes and regrets to either be born or undone? Or to put it a simpler way, what are the most common ways people mess up their 30s? That’s the subject of a fascinating and revealing recent thread on question-and-answer site Quora in response to a poster who asked, “What is the biggest mistake you made in your 30s and what did you learn from it?”
A revealing thread on Quora uncovers the most common ways people mess up their lives in their 30s–and how you can avoid their mistakes.