Why 30 is not the new 20 | Meg Jay

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Arson is the act of setting fire to something. Arsonists often try to set fire to buildings or other places that are important, such as a school.

  • The arsonist set fire to the whole building, causing a lot of damage.
  • The arsonist set fire to the school, which is a very serious crime.

A knucklehead is a person who is very stupid or foolish. They are often the target of jokes, and people often call them names that are associated with stupidity.

  • He is a knucklehead for driving under the influence.
  • She is a knucklehead for wearing that dress to the party.

To trivialize something is to make it seem unimportant or insignificant. When the speaker says that the issue is trivial, they mean that it is not a very important issue.

  • The issue was trivialized by the politician, who said that it was not a very important issue.
  • The issue was trivialized by the reporter, who said that it was not a newsworthy issue.

To parade is to walk or march in a way that is intended to show off your strength or power. The soldiers were parading through the town to show off their military might.

  • The parade was very impressive, and it showed off the city's military might.
  • The parade was a way to show off the new uniforms that the school was going to be wearing.

To begets is to produce something that is related to or descended from something else. When you begets a plant, you're planting a seed and waiting for it to grow.

  • The begets a tree, which will produce fruit.
  • The begets a rabbit, which will produce eggs.

To mindfully something is to do it with your full attention. When you mindfully eat your dinner, you are paying attention to the taste and smell of the food, and you are not mindlessly eating it.

  • Mindfully eating your dinner is a good way to avoid eating too much.
  • Mindfully speaking Spanish can help you learn the language more easily.