Well, consider a possibility: Might you be comparing yourself to the person you were in school?

Well, consider a possibility: Might you be comparing yourself to the person you were in school?

25 would be old for a 14 year old. 25 would be old for a 19 year old. But 25 would be young for a 30 year old. 25 would be young for a 40 year old.

25 is just right for a 25 year old.

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Here’s me in 1983 when I got my first computer. Got online in 1989. Best thing ever. I’m still that kid.. .and at 44, I’m also the person he wanted to be. At 24, I had severe doubts. Time passes either way.

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I think the kernels of your future hide in the present. Retracing my “life so far” (with STILL no knowledge of the future), the connections are pretty cool. I look at paths-not-taken and in my mind, they’re just taken by someone else. When I see someone living a life I could have, I’m glad – it’s like they’re working for me. Or, in some alt.fictional.universe, there’s another me doing that path instead. Freed me up from having to do it.

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Maybe that’s what’s making you feel old. It’s like an old pair of shoes that used to fit you. Now they don’t fit anymore. Your feet have grown.

 

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