Friday, April 29, 2016

The Similarities in Youth and Age

While young, one is constantly frustrated by the lack of control one has over various things in life; from bedtime, to diet, to activities. Upon reaching adulthood, one finds that, this lack of control is every bit as pervasive; we have no control over the wealth, or lack thereof, that we are born into, the diet we carry over from our location and childhood, and various other anecdotes. The difference, of course, is that the things out of control in adulthood are routinely labeled as in our control by others, and that we could all be wealthy if we truly tried harder, just as a young child could try harder to skirt their rules. Such equivalency, of course, is false.

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