There's a whole lot of pressure on people in their 20s and 30s to steer their careers in the right direction so that they can make their big break. But is succeeding while you're young really everything? "Bullshit," says activist Gloria Steinem.
Steinem spoke to ELLE Magazine recently about the pressure to achieve great things while you're young and said the entire concept is totally wrong.
"It's especially ridiculous to think you have to be successful when you're so young. You should be able to adventure and not worry so much about achievement," Steinem told ELLE. "I never expected to be even busier at 81, and doing more of what I love, than when I was 30. And your generation is going to live even longer, statistically speaking. You have even more time!"
The feminist has spoken in the past about aging, saying she never really worried about it until she hit 50. “Fifty was a shock, because it was the end of the center period of life. But once I got over that, 60 was great. Seventy was great," Steinem told The New York Times on the eve of her 80th birthday last year. And around her 75th birthday she said retiring is "as foreign to me as the idea of hunting."
And it seems, true to her statement, Steinem won't be slowing down anytime soon. Just earlier this year she released a memoir, "My Life On The Road," and is still traveling the world, speaking out and promoting her book.
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