What We Must Do In Our Age 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s? – Pearls of Wisdom By Jack Ma


Jack Ma in a recent interview asked people to learn from their mistakes rather than mourning them. Jack himself faced many failures and learned through each one of them.

  1. Didn’t give up after failing many exams at school.

  2. Scored 1 out of 120 points on the math portion of his college entrance exam.
  3. Didn’t lose hope after being rejected from Harvard 10 times.

  4. Stayed optimistic after being turned down for 30 jobs.

  5. Was the only interviewee (out of 24) who got rejected by KFC.

  6. Couldn’t convince Silicon Valley to fund Alibaba.


Everyone is well aware of the struggle of founder and CEO of Alibaba. He is one of the most successful self-made billionaires. The Chinese technology and internet entrepreneur, philanthropist and business magnate was once a tourist guide.
Before his business reached new heights, he faced severe difficulties through his early milestones. According to Forbes, he is the crowned jewel of Chinese business industry. In his early education though, he struggled big time.


In a recent interview, Jack Ma told what you should do in your age 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s in light of his own struggle. When you are in your 20s, young blood is burning through your body. Jack Ma called the people in 20s, the luckiest ones. It is the time when you have the guts to take risks and plunge in new opportunities and experiences. That’s why Jack Ma said, When you are 20 to 30 years old, you should follow a good boss [and] join a good company to learn how to do things properly.

Most people start settling in for their job, they think their potential is limited, so they give up. In an ideal world, after gaining experience in the 20s, one should go and get his dream job in 30s but people don’t take risks in their 30s. For which Jack Ma suggested,When you are 30 to 40 years old, if you want to do something yourself, just do it. You still can afford to lose, to fail.

40 is an age where you have tons of responsibilities on your shoulders. So it is not the age to take the risk or to experiment. This is the age to utilize your expertise for good.

When you’re 40 to 50 years old, my suggestion is you should do things you are good


It is vital to invest in our future generations when you reach a ripe age, you should transfer your wisdom to the next generation, train them to be better persons, make them function well against the challenges that are lurking around the corner.

When you are 50 to 60 years old, spend time training and developing young people, the next generation.

In your 60s, you should relax and take care of yourself and enjoy your time on Earth. This is the age where your whole life will reflect in your mind.

When you are over 60 years old, you better stay with your grandchildren.

” Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”



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