This Justine Frischmann Interview From 2002 Has The Best Advice About Surviving Your 20s

Julie Gerstein | March 6, 2013 - 12:40 pm

“It almost seems like your twenties is about having everything you ever thought was true proved wrong. And I think that’s why so many people kill themselves at 27. You just can’t take any more of finding out how wrong you were! And then, by the time you reach your early thirties, you find out that it doesn’t really matter, because it all keeps going on and what you think about it is not really that important. It’s just a matter of trying to make some sense of the small things. Stop trying to control everything and let it happen. Also, your ambitions change, become less to do with trophies, I think.”

––That’s Elastica (remember them?) frontwoman Justine Frischmann, in a 2002 interview talking about the existential crisis most of us go through in our 20s. Though the interview is more than ten years old, the advice is pretty fucking timeless and spot on. [The Guardian]