Okay. So I went to Anime North this past weekend,
which is a convention I’ve been going to
every year for the past four years.
At some point, I thought to myself,
“Hum, I’m turning 27 this year. Ohh.”
And then I just suddenly felt old.
I looked around in the vicinity
and just saw an ocean of youth,
and for a few minutes, I kinda felt out of place.
Shh. Wait. Wait. Hold up.
I know want you’re thinking.
Dumb. 27? That’s not old at all.
Do you know how old I am?
I’m in certain number greater than 27?
Yeah. Okay. Fair. That’s true.
You may be the age of that number,
which has been to be greater than my number,
but I’m pretty sure there’s someone else older than you,
and there’s probably someone else older than them.
In fact, at any given time, did you know this?
There can only be one oldest person in the world.
Provided everyone knows the time of their birth down to the millisecond.
Does that mean there can only be one person in the world
who has the right to feel old?
No, of course not.
It’s all relative.
Again, I am turning 27 this year.
I am around the age my parents were when they had my older sister.
And here I am, not even married yet.
In fact, neither are my sisters.
And I’d pretty sure my parents would like
to have some grandkids at some point in this lifetime.
These are the kind of pressures that get to me.
Every now and then, I go through my Facebook
and catch a glimpse of my feed.
And it’s like so and so just got married.
Oh! So and so just have their second kid. Oh!
And here I am, thinking I’m still a kid.
Well, at heart, anyway,
and I’m pretty sure I’ll be this way for the rest of my life.
My body may start feeling old.
Tut! I’m already feeling it right now with my declining metabolism.
Am I right? Ha ha ha.
But I will do what it takes to keep my mind useful.
I don’t wanna become one of those old grumpy dudes
who just sit on the rocking chair on the front porch
critiquing everything in their filled vision.
I wanna be seventy years old
and still be able to make puns
that my grandkids develop a grudging tolerance for.
It makes me wonder if I’m just slow with these life advance.
Of course I know I shouldn’t compare the pace of my life with others,
because everyone travels at their own speed.
But it still makes me worry sometimes about
when will things actually feel late?
You know what’s fun to witness?
When high school kids think they feel old,
they go through freshman year ready to discover themselves
and develop their teenage identities.
The moment they hit the tenth grade,
they begin spiting the new freshmen
just for being younger than them.
Oh, my God. Buddy!
Did you say the freshmen this year? Like, ew.
Oh, my god. Right? Like, ugh, freshman?
Like, we weren’t totally them six months ago.
你想要 去 星巴克吗
You wanna, like, go to like star, like Bucks,
or something… like?
And this just continues every year until senior year,
where they’re pompous at least looking at themselves
or just looking down on every under classman,
like they’ve somehow earned this authority over a kingdom?
But then a reset happens.
They graduate and head to college, most of them anyway,
and they become first years again.
where then being looked down on by the upper years.
It’s an infinite cycle in both directions.
Let me give you guys a tip.
Stop automatically thinking that older means smarter, or wiser.
And that’s making younger mean dumber and more naive.
I say automatically
because some of the youth are actually pretty freaking stupid.
You gotta admit it’s almost painful to witness
some of them make all the poor decisions in their lives.
But that’s what I mean.
Some of those dumbass kids stay dumbass kids
for the rest of their lives.
They just happen to grow older
and have more freedom to be dumbasses in the adult world.
Some people grow older but they never grow up.
But aside from those people,
when you think about it in the long run,
the following generations will always be smarter than the previous.
Or they should be anyway.
Because they have more information available for them
to learn at a younger age.
Every time something new happens in the world,
whether it’s a historical event or a technological advancement,
it’s collected into the accumulative knowledge
that’s been existing and will continue to exist from now and forever.
The only reason this is true is because people die.
If people were immortal,
then we’d have a whole life to expand our intelligence.
But we’re not.
We live. We pass on what we know to the next generation.
Then we die and hope the people we leave behind
are able to deal with the problems we caused
and weren’t able to solve.
The fact that human species have made it this far is simply amazing.
So when can you feel old?
Is it any time?
Is it different per person depending on the consequences of their lives
and the environmental factors that affect the upbringing?
I think it’s when you become the oldest that you yourself can ever be.
So like right before you die then?
Yeah. I guess so.
Damn. That’s poetic.
Or just morbid.
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我知道的一件事是 无论多大年纪 我都会看动漫
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