The internet is full of free financial advice, and while there’s a huge audience for it, sometimes netizens turn their backs on insincere, self-help advice.
Earlier this month, when Steve Adcock, a financial guru and part-time motivational speaker, gave advice on how to lead a successful life, netizens turned his tweet into a meme.
On Aug. 1, Adcock, who goes by the Twitter handle Steve Millionaire Habits (@SteveOnSpeed), tweeted to his more than 1,000 followers: “At 30, you should have a group of friends who talk of business, money and fitness, not politics. and pop culture.”
By age 30 you should have at least 40 different handbags that you don’t need, but keep them in one larger handbag that is the one that you would technically need the most but now can’t access.
— Dr. Sabrina Mittermeier (@S_Mittermeier) August 4, 2022
At 30, stop judging others
— Faisal (@Faisi78703658) August 6, 2022
By 30, you should have a museum city you want to visit but haven’t yet, an institution you hold a grudge against, several smart friends pursuing their PhDs, 5-7 potential projects in your DMS and a complicated relationship with the concept of practices pic.twitter.com/s5OrW1NHOz
— Lacey “Bob’s Burgers Public Historian” Wilson (@LaceyWilson4) August 3, 2022
By the age of 30, you should have seen 4 drafts of the data protection law, leaked your Aadhaar card data a dozen times and experienced at least 1 internet shutdown.
— Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom) August 5, 2022
By 30 you should own, not rent, a bouncy castle. This is a time when you should build equity. The only way to beat inflation is with inflatables.
— Yer Gal Friday (@FridayInHalifax) August 4, 2022
In your 30s, you should know that people who talk about money, business, and fitness can also talk about popular culture and politics. These issues are not mutually exclusive.
Alternatively: In your 30s, you should know that it’s okay to have multiple groups of friends who discuss different topics. https://t.co/XMSJLCrNDT
— Obelisks | The closed lesbian in the Webtoon Canvas (@Obelis12) August 5, 2022
At 30 you should go back to college pretending to be a student but actually a spy, fall in love with the chemistry teacher, reform your stepbrother, reconnect with your stepmother, take down a terrorist group and improve Indo-Pak relations by saving Project Milaap.
— Jackie J. Thakkar (@Juvenile_Jack) August 5, 2022
by 30 you should have several minions, a sworn enemy, and a narrative role
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) August 3, 2022
At the age of 30 you should be able to walk down this empty street, on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
— Josh Mings (@joshuamings) August 4, 2022
By the age of 30 you should have given up on at least 90% of your dreams, reconciled with your mediocrity, and contemplated disappearing from this world at least three times.
— peeleraja (@peeleraja) August 3, 2022
While her tweet garnered 35,000 likes, it also sparked a string of other tweets that began with “At 30.” In response to Adcock’s post, one Twitter user wrote: “At 30, you should know that people who talk about money, business and fitness can also talk about pop culture and politics. These topics are not mutually exclusive each other. Alternatively: At 30, you should know that it’s okay to have multiple groups of friends who discuss different topics.”
Another person simply wrote: “At 30 stop judging others.” Soon, the “At 30” tweet format encapsulated everything from heartfelt advice to movie plots.
Mentioning the plot of Bollywood hit ‘Main Hoon Na’, a Twitter user wrote, “At 30 you should go back to college pretending to be a student but you’re actually a spy fall in love of the chemistry teacher, reform your middle… brother, rekindle with your stepmother, eliminate a terrorist group and improve Indo-Pak relations by saving Project Milaap.”