30 years in months
Over the past 30 years, I have been married, divorced, married again, and divorced again. That’s a lot of time in a lot of different years. My favorite times are the times I didn’t think about the past or was just completely focused on the future.
It’s those times when you find yourself drifting aimlessly, not focusing on anything, and thinking about what could have been. It can be an overwhelming feeling, and one that can make you want to get back to reality. When you can’t take a moment to appreciate the life you’re living, it can make things difficult to be in the moment.
I’m glad you mentioned the “not thinking about the past” time period because we could all use a bit of that right now. It helps to remember that there are a million different ways to take a moment to appreciate the life you’re living and the people you care about. A friend of mine had an incredible run in with the police over the weekend in his 20s. He was mugged, dragged to the police station, and interrogated.
The fact is the mugging and the police interrogation are some of the more gruesome things we’ve seen in movie history, but it’s not the only horrible thing we’ve seen. In fact, it’s probably the most horrible thing we’ve ever seen.
If youre in your 20s or 30s, you are still a young man. You have plenty of time to take advantage of the opportunities that life offers you. You can go to college, work in the medical field, or start your own business. These are all great things to do. The problem is that most of us don’t live to see these things, so we continue to carry the guilt and fear of what might have been.
The reality is that as people get older, their opportunities shrink. The job market has hit the big leagues and people will be working for minimum wage for the rest of their lives. These people will be competing for a job with people who have been at the same job for 20 years, and the younger the job, the more valuable it is to these people.
The reality is that the younger you are, the harder it is to find a job. There are exceptions, but even the best laid plans sometimes don’t work out. I was lucky to find a job about 10 years ago, but my skills are fairly basic and I’m not sure that I have what it takes to be a good employee.
The reality is that even though you have skills, you can do many of the jobs you want to do because there are a lot of employers that will accept you only if you are a younger employee. That is, people who are willing to accept a younger employee who is willing to work a lot more hours than they will work. The older you get, the more employers you will have to deal with.
As I’m sure you’re well aware, not all employers are created equal. You are either going to be competing with an employer who is trying to promote a younger employee, or you are probably not going to get that promotion because you will be competing with older employees who are already there.