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kingmudsy  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are some of your favorite words, in English or any language?

My actual favorite word right now is senescence, or "The condition or process of deterioration with age."

First of all, it's a lovely word to say! It's got nice parallels with repeated soft 'sen' sounds, and some internal alliteration that really tickles the Monkey Brain that tells me to look for patterns :)

Second, I've been thinking a lot about getting older and how to do so well. I'm only 22, and still have a lot of life ahead of me. I'm less interested in how aging is going to make me look, and more worried about how I can maintain my fire as I get older. "Milquetoast Software Engineer" is such a real stereotype that it hurts - how can I avoid becoming that?

...Also, I like the word milquetoast!