Just as not everyone outgrows their wild partying days, not everyone has them in the first place, but there are a few sure signs that one is moving on to a new phase in life that some would characterize as becoming an old fogey, but Nathan Savin Scott at Thought Catalog more generously terms the condition “becoming an old soul.”
Don’t feel bad, though, if these descriptions sound familiar; someone has to hold the hair, drive the car and make sure there are painkillers in the house. Yay, you!
1. You complain about kids these days.
I am 26 years old. By all accounts, this is still categorized as being a “young person.” But that doesn’t stop me from complaining about young people all the time. I do not understand them. I don’t get why teenage kids wait until the last possible second to jump through the doors of the Metro in DC, and then scream excitedly as they have to pry the door open to get their friends into the car. I think skateboarders are obnoxious. If there are a group of teenagers loudly sitting by me in a restaurant, I will move tables.
2. You don’t like haircuts that are “complicated.”
What’s with the colored streaks and the bangs across the eyes?
3. You get hungry at 6 p.m.
Every cool person I know eats dinner at like 9:30 p.m. I don’t know how they do this. Do they have a snack at 5:30? Does their hipness somehow act as an appetite suppressant?
Full story at Thought Catalog.
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