Changing Perspectives with Age

The day after my birthday, I’m noticing a few things when it comes to perspective around age.

For example, for the first part of my life, every professional (doctor, dentist, business owner, store manager, lawyer, etc.) I ever dealt with was older than me.

For the next chunk of my life, they’ve been approximately the same age — some older, some younger, but averaging out around my general demographic.

Soon I’ll be entering a phase where they’ll all be younger than me.

I didn’t see these changes coming… they just kind of happened.

Do you remember the saying, “Don’t trust anyone over 30?” Well, “30” used to seem “old”. Now it seems “young”.

Funny, though, I don’t really feel any older, despite all this. Maybe it’s like the French say:

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)

Nah, scratch that. I might not feel older, but I do feel I’m getting a bit wiser.

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