We don’t want people to know our secret quirks or what makes us feel uncomfortable; we‘re constantly putting on a show and performing our identity within certain parameters that are based on our experiences.
Sure, I appreciate the twenty-somethings (even had one recently call me on “ageist” because I didn’t want to date them and said so on my OKCupid profile), but at the wizened age of 37, I’ve just straight-up outgrown playing pool, fratty jokes and helping someone as they try to come into their own in life.
Fact: Darth Vader never actually said, “Luke, I am your father.”
“Good things come to those who wait” sounds like the kind of thing you say to yourself for reassurance as you watch Netflix Instant for nine consecutive hours on the couch while using your undistributed résumés as rolling papers.
1. Can I borrow your laptop?