Oldness is Wasted on the Old

Adam Dietz
Slackjaw
Published in
3 min readFeb 26, 2024

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Photo by Artyom Kabajev on Unsplash

As a 15 year old dude, there’s not very much I don’t know. While I may not have the “life experiences of an adult,” I’ve been around the block a few times, mostly on my sweet Huffy bike. In the decade and a half I’ve been alive, I’ve learned a lot about the world and my big takeaway is that old people really miss being young. Sure, you’ve seen it. These grandpas and grandmas staring out of windows as children ride by on bicycles…

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Adam Dietz
Slackjaw

Comedy writer with work in McSweeney’s, Slackjaw, Points in Case, etc. Editor of the Yapjaw newsletter.