To have been 24 for a year.
No there is no checklist or requirements. I mean, I would hope you are potty trained and have learned to say please and thank you, but your life is yours to define!
You should have goals. Though, there is no set time table for achievement. Life is full of variables that one must deal with.
Things you HAVE to accomplish before 25? Hmmm .... "have to" is a very narrow definition, ya know? I guess there are actually 24 things you HAVE to accomplish before age 25 ... age1, age 2, age 3, age 4 .......... age 24!
Sorry - couldn't resist being a smarty!
It's YOUR life - live it YOUR way. That's my advice.
to know how to read and write
be potty trained
have general schooling if not a high school and collage degree
possibly have a job
possibly have their own place
know how to do basic everyday things like cooking, cleaning, etc.
Be responsible for yourself.
Totally different for each person
Get a good education, so you can be self sufficient. Not have to rely on a man to help you make it in life. If you do get married, the extra income will help and you will never be at the mersey of economics to stay trapped in a bad marriage or instantly reduced to living at or below poverty level. Love can be real or it can be devastating. Being prepared for good or bad is important.
NO - setting goals for yourself is great, but if you set them as an all or nothing, and you DON'T make them, then you are setting yourself up for failure.
I would say your sould at least ONCE by the age 25:
1. Gotten so drunk you have to ask 'WTF happened last night?'
2. Picked up a friend after receiving a 3am phone call
3. done the morning 'walk of shame' at least once
4. Stayed out so late that you and your friends watch the sunrise
5. Been in love
6. Had your heart broken
Certainly not 'must have accomplished', it's definitely personal preference but by the time I'm 25; I would like to have finished my degree, had one great love, currently in full-time work, general good relationships, and have a decent idea on where the next 5 years stand..
-get into med school
-finish (or almost finish) med school
-travel to at least 20 different countries
-start making decent money
-start thinking about children/marriage/settling down
...should be easy enough, right?