How is life as an adult?
I am 66 years old, happily married for the past 20 years, and yes, I am happier now then when I was a young guy. I have resolved a lot of the inner conflicts that made me unhappy and alienated from life. I was raised in an old New England mill town; I had good parents but they had been poor- even by depression standards- and they never got over it. I suffered from depression for many years, and they couldn't help me much- I had to do things for myself. But I realized that when you are young, you can always turn things around because time is on your side.. So I strategized about what would truly make me satisfied with myself, and I went for it. Today I am a college professor, married to a gorgeous woman who is my also best friend. I am financially independent. I have traveled around the world and had an interesting life. And I have a satisfying life with great friends, some which I have known since grammar school. Yours is a good question; one that I used to ask a long time ago. I would say don't be afraid to get old. Each year is what you make it. You will have plenty of experiences, good and bad- they come with getting older. Youth is terribly overrated. My parents always said that their happiest years came after 60.