The Big Think

December 18, 2010

Quoth

Filed under: Disclosure,Quoth — jasony @ 2:35 pm

“I don’t know why anyone would want to be 20 again. I can understand why you’d want to be 20, but not again.”

lileks

Indeed. I loved my 20’s, but I’m enjoying my 40’s just as much- maybe more?. This whole aging thing all the adults always talked about? Not as scary as the reality, apparently. I was talking to a 55ish father of a Sing chair yesterday and when I told him I’d been involved in the show for 20 years (this year!) you’d have thought I had said I was driving Archduke Ferdinand’s open top limo. He just could not believe that I was telling the truth. Did it make me feel good? Sure, but I also wondered why more people aren’t like this. It’s like the great mass of humanity has decided that dourness, melancholy, and a careworn expression are hung around your neck upon your attainment of the mighty Three-Oh and you have to wear them like an albatross until you expire. Well, nuts to that.

1 Comment »

  1. I agree. I just turned 30, and decided that I was going to climb Mount Rainier to celebrate, and to prove that being 30 doesn’t mean I’m old and decrepid and can’t do fun stuff anymore. As I’ve gotten older, I would say that for the most part, every year has been better than the last, at least since middle school started.

    Comment by greg — December 18, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

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