I am a completely different person now compared to who I was two years ago. And even then I was completely different person then compared to who I was two years further. I got to where I am because I know that I don’t have all the answers. When I ask for advice, I take it and use it as much as I can. I am where I am, because I’ve taken counsel of my father, brother, friends both in real life and on the manosphere (and I’ve been reading for two years longer than I’ve been blogging).
When I speak with people, they often guess that I am older than I really am. In person the guesses range between 5 to 7 years older than I really am. On the phone, sometimes the guesses get up to 19 years off base. I like to think this is because I have internalized advice I’ve sought for to the point where it is a part of me. Sometimes when I speak, I channel exact words my father once spoke to me. Other times, when I speak, I might as well being holding the Ace of Spades in my hands.
So let me share a piece of wisdom my father once share with me. It’s called the 18, 40, 60 Rule.
At 18 years old, you’re unsure of the world and as such care what other people think, and act accordingly.
At 40 years old, you decide that you don’t give a damn what everyone else thinks, you’re going to do what you want!
At 60 years old, you realize, no one was thinking about you anyway.
What part of the rule are you?