Life advice (Part I)

There’s a common piece of advice that I got from tons of folks in life which is just plain wrong, and I learned it was wrong over the last decade:

The world says, “Don’t get married young. Enjoy life first, and get to experience things a bit more.”

The world is wrong.

I think that the real checklist isn’t some magic number or set of odd ball life experiences. Instead it should be:

  • Make sure you’ve paid your own bills for at least a year
  • Make sure you’ve gotten into a major disagreement, and survived
  • Ask yourself if you could imagine the children you want to have being exactly like that person

And then go for it.

You could still be completely wrong. But, you’ve proven a few basics about yourself and your relationship.

Everything else is what you’re willing to put into it.