A monthly advice column

This month: guest columnist Liam Lynch

Dear Sedaratives:

I’m twenty-four and feel like I haven’t made the most of my early twenties. What can I do in my mid-to-late-twenties to make sure I look back on this decade as the best years of my life?

Young But Not That Young

Dear Young But Not That Young:

Don’t worry about it. Just live out the rest of your twenties as boringly as you did in your early twenties. Your answer doesn’t lie in the present, but in the distant future. It’s a fake time-bending perspective you’ll start to gain in your thirties. You see, as you’ll get older, your life will grow more and more boring, thereby making your twenties seem less boring and more exciting. After you turn forty, you’ll look back on your early twenties as the most wild and amazing time of your life. Your memories will mix with your fantasies and dreams. You’ll recall all the facts wrong and your shortcomings will end up as tall tales. So cheer up! Your life is only going to get better and better (as you get older and falsely remember your past).


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Liam Lynch is a writer/director/musician. He’s created shows like MTV’s Sifl and Olly Show, movies such as Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic and Tenacious D’s Pick of Destiny. Check out his free podcast, Lynchland, at or on iTunes.

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