My stance is this: I’ll listen to your point-of-view if it’s well-informed, cleverly constructed and you don’t take yourself too seriously. Good grammar is also essential. There’s no excuse for spelling ‘relevant’ as ‘relevent’ unless you’ve gone 48 hours without sleep and have consumed enough vodka to plaster a small Russian village.
I’ve always been slightly afraid of people who say sophomoric crap like, “My goal is to be a millionaire before I’m 30.” That’s not a goal. That’s insipidness masquerading as a goal.
Now if you want to write a book before you’re 30, that’s a goal. But hey, don’t beat yourself up about it if you don’t.
Too many people take life too seriously. They focus on climbing the ladder, getting the Beemer, becoming MD, etc. The reason they’re called ‘A-type’ personalities is not because A = Number 1, it’s because they’re completely anal-retentive.