Growing up I got so used to being the precocious child who did everything early. But I feel like everyone’s catching up now. I’m meeting so many people who are younger than me, at least as smart, as well or better-educated, more accomplished in every way with the possible exception of career, who are more involved in various communities, have a better idea of what they want out of life, and seem to have a better grasp on how to be happy than I.
Bah. I feel old, and lazy, and run-down.
then there are those of us who feel like utter wastes of space due to how we were treated while we grew up and still feel like wastes of space when we see how others are doing…wanna trade?
Growing up I got so used to being the precocious child who did everything early. But I feel like everyone’s catching up now.
believe it or not, i totally know how you feel. when i was young, i was above average on all counts.
but now… you’ve seen me (and i don’t mean looks-wise, really…) average on all counts.
eh, maybe we’re going through a phase or something.
Welcome to my world! That exact sentiment hit me when I turned 23, causing me to bestow upon myself the moniker, Child Prodigy Gone Horribly Wrong. Now I find myself always seeking ways to re-assert my visionary status daily.
::points her walker in your general direction.::
when i was yer age…
::grumbles to self and shuffles off:::
talk to me sometime about feeling old and decrepit.
Re: ::peers out:::
LOL! I hear you, I think! I’m always pulling that on him too.
And thus the drum of evolution beats on. Every new generation is better than the last or else the species perishes.
random off topic…
i saw the stupidest tagline on a churchboard thingit.
“if evolution was true, why do mothers only have two arms?”
least this sign was spelled right for once…*rolls eyes*
If only evolution weren’t so smug about it.
So, everyone’s better, eh?
Want to know something? They feel just like you do. They look in the mirror and say the same things. I’ve met some of the most brilliant people on earth, and some of the most powerful and wealthy people on earth, and I wouldn’t trade places with any of them.
Neither should you. It’s good to be Avdi.
I have never felt this yet. I used to expect and hope for a greater part of the bell curve to ‘catch up’ but only found the gap increasing over time, as though i stayed at 90 and they stayed at 50. I look forward to, and value, running across people already in my range but I have long since abandoned the idea that ‘most’ people will ‘catch up’.
However, as shangchi (yet again) wisely pointed out, I am happy, I would not want to be anyone other than me, and I have known, and do know, some very extraordinary people.
I suspect it may be the result of me getting better at locating exceptional people. At the same time, besides getting and staying married I haven’t accomplished a hell of a lot in the past 4 years.
I haven’t accomplished a hell of a lot in the past 4 years.
are you still a kind caring person? do you still care about learning and knowing more instead of settling into a jaded rut, or it equally evil twin the totally delusional rut? do you still give a shit?
I bet you do. and every day of your life you keep that caring and love of knowledge inside you instead of lapsing into total apathy and hardlocked unquestioned views, you accomplish something in my book.
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