03 Sep '17, 11pm

@chadfowler Also, thanks for writing this

40 is a confusing age. Old enough to not be a kid anymore by any reasonable definition. Still young, inexperienced, and stupid enough to feel like one anyway. Maybe that last bit never goes away. Maybe it only intensifies. One feature of my version of me at 40 is that I have gradually, through the years, weeded my habits of many of the meaningless societal norms I had programmed into me as a child. For example, Kelly and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day or religious holidays for faiths we don’t hold (so, really, any of them). And, birthdays are just arbitrary landmarks in an ever-accruing collection of minutes and seconds between birth and death. Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. are just days like any other, marked primarily by different music, food, and color schemes. “Bah, humbug” says this crusty, aging ruiner-of-annual-spirit! For some reason people pay special atte...

Full article: http://chadfowler.com/2014/05/11/on-being-40.html

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