MY 30TH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, AND ALL MY MATES ARE SETTLING DOWN, BUYING HOUSES AND HAVING KIDS. IS 30 THE NEW 20, OR AM I JUST LATE TO THE PARTY?
STEPHEN, VIA EMAIL
Remember when you started high school and all the people about to graduate looked like they were 55? And when you were about to graduate, you felt just as young and stupid as ever, and still couldn’t grow a proper moustache? Well that, in a nutshell, is what life is about – an endless succession of expectations, subsequent disappointments and bad facial hair. And take comfort in the fact your life is just as insignificant as others, so enjoy it while it lasts. In any case, we’ll all be gone 100 years from now and no one will care. Oh, happy birthday, by the way.