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comment by thenewgreen

"A flashlight", I like that. What do I know now? The old saying "everyone puts on their pants the same way", comes to mind. Bill Clinton poops, so does the Dalai Lama, they're just humans. I used to put people up on pedestals when I was 20, professors, employers, politicians, artists and now everyone that I meet, I do so on even ground.

Another thing that I've recently realized is that as a young man I would often discuss topics I already knew a lot about when in a social setting. This made me feel smart, proud and important. Now I would much prefer to talk about a topic I know little about with someone else that knew a lot. It's far more interesting to ask questions than to answer them imo.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  3429 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you for this. It's always daunting to think of what others have done and end up thinking, "I'd never be able to do anything like that." But they start their days putting on pants, just as I do.