I never felt I was especially good at being a kid. I wasn’t temperamentally suited to it, I think, until I discovered alcohol, after which college worked reasonably well.
But even then, I’ve always preferred to be an adult, and I’ve always preferred the person I am now to the person I was then. That’s because I’m always trying to improve myself, so the current me always leaves the old me in the dust.
If you pine for the old days, it could certainly be because life has dealt you a bad hand. There is such a thing as luck, and sometimes the kind we get is bad. But if you’re always working to be th’ best version of yerself, I find that you have less to pine after, and far less to regret.
How terrible it must be to dream of an idealized past. Or to be a Power Ranger antagonist. Unrelated.
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