Growing up can be quite stressful and overwhelming. Especially to someone who is in their 20’s. You are raised to believe that you must conquer the world right out of high school. Well that’s a lot of pressure to put on someone whose only lived on their own for a very short while, if even at all. Well wipe your brow, twenty-something year olds, and pull up your boot straps. Life is full of challenges and obstacles but these 18 pieces of advice given by people over 40 years old will keep you on a steady path towards a bright and happy future. Take a breath, relax and write these down. Because you will be hard pressed to find any more breaks for the rest of your life. And most important, you don’t want to have any regrets on your deathbed.