On a regular basis, I consistently have a brutal debate with my boyfriend discussing the topic of young professionals.
You need to start as young as possible to work as hard as possible to retire as early as possible.
I have seen my parents retire young. They were incredibly thankful that they started their careers at a young age so that they could enjoy an early retirement. THAT’S WHAT I WANT! I am young, I have a college education, I am pursuing my Master’s degree, I should be working full time to fulfill the reasons I received my education. I want to start my career as young as possible in order to tackle as many opportunities as I can.
We are only young once – Live a little!
He is a firm believer that now is the time to live our life as young enabled healthy adolescents. Now is the best time to backpack through a foreign country, cliff dive in Costa Rica before our back goes out, or climb mountains while our health is in our prime. Save the cubicle and 40+ work weeks for later in life. A full time career can come later in life. Neither one of us ever wins the debate, we both come up with valid arguments to support our opinions. I see validity to his arguments, however I truly believe that my arguments are more realistic. Just sayin…