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These 25 wholesome stories of people achieving their goals later in life will inspire you

These 25 wholesome stories of people achieving their goals later in life will inspire you

Life doesn't come with a deadline for all the things you're supposed to achieve, no matter what society tells you. Let these stories convince you.

Society may have us convinced that there's an age that we have to achieve certain things. For instance, I was horribly sorry for myself for years on end when I didn't get to graduate college on time. My whole five-year plan for myself was turned upside down and I was left confused, frustrated, and purposeless. These so-called "deadlines" make us feel inadequate if we don't attain all the things we think we're supposed to by the time we reach a particular age. But, you know what? To hell with that. Life doesn't come with a set of instructions and sometimes, things just don't work out the way we envisioned them to. However, they do work out eventually, if not immediately.

In order to remind us all of this, TV writer and producer Melissa Hunter (you may know her as the genius behind She-Hulk on Disney+ and Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix) took to Twitter to conduct a sort of social experiment. She asked people to share their "middle age" success stories. Hunter wrote, "At the end of 2020, instead of 30 Under 30 and NextGen lists, please profile middle-aged people who just got their big breaks. I want to read about a mother of two who published her first novel, a director who released their first studio feature at 47, THAT'S THE LIST WE WANT." And the stories came pouring in. From people who simply discovered a new hobby to others who achieved a major milestone in their life, the responses were super interesting and diverse. They were also really important reminders that your life is what you want to make of it, not what society expects you to.

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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