Am I the only one looking forward to that age? Look, I love being only 18 and can do whatever I want I guess, but at 25 I will have graduated college, have a degree, and will completely be able to travel around the globe, full of whacky mishaps and wild adventures. Then, someday if/when I want/need to actually get a real job, I will have the prerequisite to get one that doesn't involve me mixing concrete.
Personally, I love being "old." It's freedom. I do what i want when i want because i have my own dough that i and only i worked for. Just make smart money decisions, live below your means, travel, get a good group of friends (and girl) who holds you down, stay in shape, and remain creative and humorous. Enjoy the small things and always work on self improvement. Still dream like youre young and never give Up your passions. And don't buy into society's packaged ideal of "success." marine biologists make substantially less than dentists, yet dentists have a higher suicide rate. Think about that. Be happy. Just a suggestion from an old dude.
And I'm currently working on being a firefighter. It's a pay downgrade from being a banker, but helping people for me is better than paychecks for taking advantage of them. I'm one of those types. *shrug*