posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 09:02 AM
BD, it sucks, but it's what it is. I'm coming up on 43. I think my 40th was the worst birthday so far, but then, that could have had something to do
with my marriage falling apart. I wasted my early adulthood doing stupid things with stupid people and ended up living on the street and at the end of
it, I'd caught HIV.
So, I hear what you're saying. If you weren't injured, I'd say 30 really isn't that big a deal. It seems bad, but it's just a number, right? With
the injury, though, it's hard to sort out what sucks from age, and what just sucks.
Maybe this will help, maybe not. Feel free to flame me if it's too stupid, but ...
Just a short 2000 years ago, you'd have been coming up on old age already. 40 was really old, 50 was a venerable ancient, if you were (un)lucky
enough to live that long.
Buck up, man! You're still young, you've got a wife you love, and a son you love, and a lot of friends here on the internet that don't give a toss
if you're 30 or 300.
It's all just numbers, arbitrary, frustrating numbers.
But then, if we're both still here when my 50th comes up, I'll be needing a pep talk myself at that point.
Happy birthday, man.