Top 5 Things I Learned in My Late 20s/early 30s – Rohan Kamath

I saw Rohan Kamath’s words of wisdoms in a Facebook Group and really loved how he was able to summarize some important learnings in one post. With his blessing, I am re-sharing it with you all to absorb as you head into the new year.

1. People evolve based on their life experiences, circumstances and choices.

It’s okay to let go of friendships that no longer make sense, and, to forge new bonds. The memories will always be precious; it’s alright to grow apart and want different things from life.

2. Everyone has their own insecurities.

Even the best of the best; especially them. What sets them apart is that they show up every day despite these. Just because something seems scary or difficult is no reason to not do it.

3. The reason why most conversations lack authenticity is that people mistake being vulnerable for being weak.

We fear judgement and are terrified that someone might think less of us; what we don’t realize that people were never thinking of us to begin with and it was all in our head.

4. People in their 20s want to to get married because they have only seen weddings. People in their 30s don’t, because they have seen marriages.

There is a huge difference between the party and the forever-after. (Credits to Rohan Joshi for this observation)

5. You can sum up your life in terms of wealth, job titles, authority, fame, love, faith and about a dozen other things.

However, at the end of the day, the only metric that truly matters is that “you measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you”. (The Bucket List)

Bonus Learning: We’ve started becoming more open as a society to mental health and the issues surrounding it and are willing to provide help to those who need it; yet, we keep ignoring the silent and horrific cries for help from those who put ketchup on their Biryani.

Thank you Rohan for letting me share your learnings with the world! You can learn more about him here.