A message for young people from a grumpy old bastard

Posted: June 1, 2015 in graffiti living

I’m a night owl and clown-killing insomniac.

The great thing about being a night owl is you can get everything done for tomorrow before going to bed. drinks tea

The bad thing, about night-owlishness and insomnia, is it gives you plenty of time to think about your life.

One day, I turned 18 and now I’m 38 this month — I don’t know what the fuck happened. Did I miss a meeting?

I know it’s wrong to do so, but I’ve officially started to dislike and resent young people — with their dreams and their enthusiasm, with their energy and their hope.

I’ve three things to say to any young people who have a problem with this:

1) You’re right
2) I’m half-joking
3) Get off of my lawn

The thing is, you bug me because you remind me of who I was and who I intended to be — when I grew up and put my plans for world-domination into action.

I used to be an angry young man — these days, two out of three ain’t bad. I’m so over-the-hill now, I can see the bottom.

So, I’ve got one more thing to say to young people:

Get everything done in life before the age of 30. I’m not joking.

Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

Use the energy you’ve got to build the world that you want.

Don’t let anyone stand in your way.


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