1. Letting anybody else convince you that because you’re “young,” you’re incapable.
Plato entered the political arena before he was twenty, (and has stated that he faced ridicule in his coming-of-age for that reason.) Some of the greatest cultural tycoons of this century were in their 20s when their first huge contributions were made: Jobs, Zuckerberg, etc. Imagine where we’d be, if they listened to the people who said, what do you know?
2. Arguing with people whose intentions are not to understand you, only to prove themselves right.
You do not owe it to anybody to carry on in a conversation that is only serving their egos, but you do owe it to yourself to step out of the inevitable frustration and self-doubt that comes with interacting with people who only accept their own opinions as valid. (TLDR; stop entertaining idiots in comment sections and on Facebook. Not enough time in a life for…
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