What Myths Do We Most Commonly Realize Are False in Our 20s?

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Answer by Carolyn Cho, former recruiter, on Quora.

Since I recently turned 30, this is a particularly timely question for me!

Here are the myths I’ve let go of over the last 10 years:

1. Being in a happy relationship means that you will never again feel_______(insert depressed, lonely, scared, insecure, etc).
As an awkward girl who spent most of high school and college dateless, I often thought that being in a relationship would somehow “solve” all my problems. Thinking that being in a relationship will instantly solve your problems is a pipe dream. A happy, loving relationship is one life’s greatest joys, but it can’t solve the things you don’t like about yourself. You have to do that, with work.

2. Being good at schoolmeans you’ll be good at work. Achieving academically by no means guarantees workplace success. I’ve had to swallow a big…

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