7 Life Lessons From History Every 20-Something Should Know

Thought Catalog

Heroes can come from anywhere.

You don’t have to be the big, muscular guy wearing the cape to do something really big, no matter what the superhero movies we grew up loving have taught us. Sometimes the most unlikely group of people — such as a bunch of historians and art experts who came together to save precious works of art from the Nazis at the front lines — come together to do something extraordinary. We tend to think of ourselves as “the kind of people to whom big things happen” and “everyone else” (because it makes for the best story), but in real life, nothing could be further from the truth.

Some people are late bloomers.

It’s so easy to think, early on in your career, that you are just never going to do great things. We are surrounded by prodigies and wunderkinds and people who become style icons…

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