Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Why Superman didn't have gray hairs

Sometimes I feel like Nynaeve from Wheel of Time. She is given authority early on in life, but she longs for her first gray hair so people will finally start taking her seriously.

Such is the dilemma faced by many young people. It doesn't matter how talented, smart, or connected you are; until you've truly lived life (and no one tells you how long that may be), you will simply be someone with little experience but big potential. You can't overcome that in one day.

Believe me, I've tried. Multiple times.

As frustrating as it is to not know everything, however, I guess it's part of what makes being young so exciting: the whole reckless stupidity combined with grand schemes to change the world and all that.

And when people finally label you "experienced," it's time to pass the reins on to someone else.

Ah, well. You can't have everything.

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