• According to people on Quora and Reddit threads, the way you spend your 20s deeply affects your later years.
  • Their advice on making the most of your youth includes "learn to say no with confidence" and "don't burn your bridges."
  • If you follow their tips, you'll have a better chance of living without regret once you hit your 40s and beyond.
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They say youth is wasted on the young.

It doesn't have to be. If you take a look at Quora and Reddit, hundreds of people older and wiser than you have shared their best tips for living life to the fullest before you hit middle age. All you have to do is heed their advice.

We checked out those Quora and Reddit threads and highlighted some of our favorite insights about maximizing your youth.

Here are the best tips on how to spend your 20s so you don't live in regret later.

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