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Early 20s gyan

What advice would you like to give your younger self? General life lessons or mistakes which you might have committed or some harsh realities which you discovered as you grew up.

Surgicalstrike
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@Neyawn and all community members

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Tatasaid

@Neyawn and all community members

With respect to civil services? 


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DMsaid

Tatasaid

@Neyawn and all community members

With respect to civil services? 

Anything from civils to general life to relationships, whatever you think you would like to suggest to your younger self 

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If you don't succeed in initial two attempts, pursue a course that is good enough to fetch you a good earning job.HRM(or maybe any other course too) from TISS is what I will suggest you to pursue. It isn't very difficult to crack and you will always be assured of a good earning job.

GaneshGaitonde,AB12and7 otherslike this
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This is for the average humans, special Purush will have special features. 


1. Early 20s is a time when you have a lot of energy,

2. Moreover the recovery rate of the body is so high that you can pull an all nighter studying, have a night out on foot or maybe just binge drink whole night, the body won't even notice it. (this superhuman capacity will start to decline ~27+, however with a good health regime it can be managed)


a. So you virtually feel Limitless and Timeless

b. BUT this high entropy coupled with low experience can cause you to be rudderless.

c. you have so many options and so many desires with so much of time, if not careful, priority inversion is inevitable.

d. every choice you make shall extract an opportunity cost (eg mains over prelims, career over relationships, processed food over fresh produce)

e. what choice you make will be depend on your personal taste and priority.

f. in reality,  your present form isn't timeless or limitless.


So to dodge regret like a pro take some time out, focus on things that you have to live with ( eg  your 'self', your body, your mind, your goals maybe that special someone(s) you would want to/have to spend the rest of you life with )    

In short do the right things at the right time and you will have a happy, fulfilled, wholesome life.

Sometimes you will have to make some sacrifices, say some goodbyes, maybe a few heartbreaks.

Realign your being.

That's life. 


crikeymate,HDand7 otherslike this
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This is for the average humans, special Purush will have special features. 


1. Early 20s is a time when you have a lot of energy,

2. Moreover the recovery rate of the body is so high that you can pull an all nighter studying, have a night out on foot or maybe just binge drink whole night, the body won't even notice it. (this superhuman capacity will start to decline ~27+, however with a good health regime it can be managed)


a. So you virtually feel Limitless and Timeless

b. BUT this high entropy coupled with low experience can cause you to be rudderless.

c. you have so many options and so many desires with so much of time, if not careful, priority inversion is inevitable.

d. every choice you make shall extract an opportunity cost (eg mains over prelims, career over relationships, processed food over fresh produce)

e. what choice you make will be depend on your personal taste and priority.

f. in reality,  your present form isn't timeless or limitless.


So to dodge regret like a pro take some time out, focus on things that you have to live with ( eg  your 'self', your body, your mind, your goals maybe that special someone(s) you would want to/have to spend the rest of you life with )    

In short do the right things at the right time and you will have a happy, fulfilled, wholesome life.

Sometimes you will have to make some sacrifices, say some goodbyes, maybe a few heartbreaks.

Realign your being.

That's life. 


Thank you :)

Inner me be like chalo kisi ne to bhaav dia post ko with@mightyraju 

mightyraju,
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My 2 cents .

1. Get fit , eat well , dont drink-smoke , buy kindle read a lot of books

2. (For upsc) dont go after the dramas , focus on pure basics ,dont run after complications , focus on PYQ , do MGP / Mains answer writing daily from day 1 ,  read hindu

3. Talk to people , get comfortable in making a conversation . Try to be humble but confident.

4.ensure diversification , be it in job ( eg do degree from ignou with prep), or in income source.

5. Dont be arrogant about your capabilities , life will push you so low just to prove a point , that no matter what you are god's will is supreme ,dont wait for  life to teach you that lesson .

6. Explore a bit , trek , travel ,enjoy .think long term , be disciplined.

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My 2 cents .

1. Get fit , eat well , dont drink-smoke , buy kindle read a lot of books

2. (For upsc) dont go after the dramas , focus on pure basics ,dont run after complications , focus on PYQ , do MGP / Mains answer writing daily from day 1 ,  read hindu

3. Talk to people , get comfortable in making a conversation . Try to be humble but confident.

4.ensure diversification , be it in job ( eg do degree from ignou with prep), or in income source.

5. Dont be arrogant about your capabilities , life will push you so low just to prove a point , that no matter what you are god's will is supreme ,dont wait for  life to teach you that lesson .

6. Explore a bit , trek , travel ,enjoy .think long term , be disciplined.

Disagree on Point 2. My take- don't jump into AW until done with a good deal of basics. To exemplify, I used to do Secure in my initial days. There will be a flood, say in Chennai and they will put up that question. Since that would have also come up in a recent editorial,I used to answer well. What it did was to push me into complacency that I know the topic, but in the process,I sacrificed doing Disaster Management separately. Baad mei bhool jaata hai aise.

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