Few live events define a generation like a music festival.
The '80s had Live Aid. The '90s had Lollapalooza. The '00s to present day have had Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Coachella, etc.
Buy a festival pass, grab some sunscreen, pack tons of water and spend the weekend raging with your friends. You can look back and be one of those folks that are like, "What do you mean, do I remember the Tupac hologram? I was therrre, maaaan."
You're out of college, but that doesn't mean your thirst for knowledge should be over.
Believe it or not, the government affects every aspect of your life and having knowledge about who's in charge of the country makes you an informed voter. Plus, the spectacle of politics can be fun to follow. It's like a Lifetime movie and wrestling all rolled into one!
Do you have a cause that you're passionate about? The economy, health issues, civil rights?
Your early twenties are the perfect time to help change the lives of those less fortunate than you. Pack up your bags and head overseas before you jump into the mundanity of 9 to 5 life. This is your time to save the world.
Done with college? Have no interest in going to college?
Either way ”” hit the road, Jack! We live in an amazing country, filled with national parks, historic sites and a vibrant medley of diverse cultures. Grab a friend or two, jump in the old station wagon and go on the adventure of your life!
Traveling alone can be scary at first, but it's one of the most exhilarating things you can do. You'll learn to put yourself out there, meet new people and open yourself up to a world of possibilities. You don't have anything tying you down. Plus, it gets harder to travel the older you get.
As we mentioned, life gets more complicated in your 30s, so your 20s are the best time to be brave and take chances. Move to a different part of the country. You'll learn so much about yourself, other cultures and what you want out of your life.
This is probably the least fun thing on the list, but it's probably the most important.
Your late 20s are all about repairing the damage you did to your credit in your early 20s. It's time to talk to a specialist, pay off those debts and get that credit score up so you can finally become a boring adult!
Whether you want to save the platypus from extinction or keep CSI: Cyber on the air, taking part in a protest is an incredible experience that can give you a great sense of community that you just can't get online.
Find something you're passionate about and fight for it! At least once.
If you're single and you find yourself attracted to another person that is also single, and if both of you feel like two emotionally and physically safe, consenting adults, why not celebrate over a fun, no-strings-attached tryst?
That moment where you look yourself in the mirror the next morning? Whether it's good or bad, it's a real moment you can't get anywhere else. REAL LIFE.
Plus, you don't want to be the married person that looks back at your single days like, "Man, I should done it with that guy that one time at that wedding twenty years ago." Not sexy, gang.