You’ll Just Have To Try Harder

1 Oct

When I was a kid I thought there were two groups of people.  Kids and grown ups. Now I’m starting to think that growing up is just the process of learning how untrue that is.

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

— Anaïs Nin [x]

Some people learn all the emotional stuff young and then spend the rest of their lives being proved wrong about rigging elves and locking mechanisms and then in their 50’s start learning how to use Mac products.

Others spend their youth learning the differences between building materials instead of the nuances between guilt and regret and then have to catch up on emotions while wrestling with the feeling that it might be too late and paying rent.

It’s harder to learn new languages as you age. Try harder.

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