People older than you are often handling your naiveté diplomatically. You won’t realize it until years after the fact.
25 things about getting old that I wish I had known by 25
David Kadavy
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When I was 19, someone in their mid-40's to 50's would say, “you’re so young!” I blame it on my ambition.

I had this unbridled drive. In my early 20's my ego swelled to the size of one of those exercise balls. I thought I was some hot shit. Bought. multiple houses young. I was going to be rich! My career progressed as a manager. I got married, had a kid.

Then 2009 happened and I lost everything. I was maybe 28. Humility was brought upon me. It was painful. I’m 35 now and I’m learning all kinds of stuff.

Things are good, and you know what? I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing LOL. It’s the unbridled youth. That’s what “they” are commenting on. They’re diplomatic because I’m a fucking idiot. I mean not really of course, but just missing all kinds of life experience.

One more quick story.

I remember judging people in their 30's, 40's and 50's. thinking about how little they’ve accomplished. When I look back and think about how people really were.

Wow was i arrogant. And some of those people were pretty damn happy. To this day, I wonder if I’ll ever be that happy. And here’s the best part…

If I’m never that happy, I’m okay. There are so many twist and turns in this life, when you think something is the worst, it actually ends up being the best thing that happened to you. Like when I was arrested.