Alyssa recently wrote up a nice something on "advice" you get growing up. This isn't directly related, more of a sidebar, but it's the first thing I remembered on reading that post. It's been going viral for a while on the South Asian interwebs I think. I don't know it's origins to credit. I'm pretty sure something similar must apply to women too, but this is how I found it.
On the years 24-30 for men.
- You ex-gfs are getting married,
- Your career has just started,
- Elders treat you as unproven theorems,
- College guys feel that you are too old to have in their group
- You seem to enjoy both cartoon and news
- You can no longer eat whatever you like without putting on weight
- You are not invited for the weekend matches
- Every Aunty you meet asks "When about your marriage plans?"
- Every Uncle asks "How about your career dude??"
- When the reality is that you are just riding the wave and going with the flow
- You have all the confidence in the world but little achievements to show
- You already have the first hand experience in life,
- You know that whatever you have been taught about the world in school has been sheer waste of time
- You can be denied a job even after passing the test and you could be given a job if you know someone placed high enough..
- You now know love is not that blind and that friendship has its own terms and conditions
- You know there is nothing for granted and free lunches are not free
- Your overconfidence is now making the way for a humble conscience.
- You now know it is not exactly what we thought it would be