Since it’s the season of birthdays in our part of the world, I have a message for the younger lot.
You are not as old as your age.
You have only lived about half the years of your age. Before that, you were only growing up, you were not a self-aware adult that you are now. If you are 30, you have consciously and responsibly lived for only about 10 years. It’s nothing in the grand scheme of your life.
You have ahead of you about four times the adult life you have lived until now. This is not your middle-age, this is not how you will live for the rest of your life. This is merely the start. There’s life ahead.