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re: What would you tell a 22 year old who is in the same position you were at that age?

You know Ben, at 22, I had already begun my side-hustles in tech. But given the fact that I'd majored in Biology (in pursuit of a later-abandoned dream to be a doctor), I was convinced that I needed to "stay" in the sciences - which is why I went on to Public Health. However, I never fell out of love with tech.

So I would advise any 22 year old to have the COURAGE to give their passions and desires - spoken or secret, sensible or fantastical - a chance to breathe! Gone are the days when you stayed in the same career field for 30+ years; I believe one's entire 20s decade should be devoted to exploration, taking risks and being truly committed to self-discovery 😊

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