At dinner on Friday night, Laura asked me if I’m going to feel any different when I turn 30 in November. The easy answer is no. Although I believe life gets broken down into different segments of time, I don’t feel like age plays a major part of them. For instance, I split a segment of time when I finished the Broad St Run. I trained hard for it for a few months, did the run, then took off exercising for 10 straight days which I hadn’t done for say 6 months prior to that. My point is that I tend to break the segments in events rather than time. Laura getting married, followed by JKash, and then straight into summer would probably either end a segment or begin a new one. It frankly doesn’t matter all that much.
At dinner we talked about Danny Tanner and how he turned 30 in the very first season of Full House (he was 31 in real life). The episode write up is hilarious if you want to take a look. (Specifically this comment “This episode perplexed me every time I watched it because the way Jesse and Joey talk, they have access to Danny’s insurance payout and would use that money to buy the car. How the hell would they do that without Danny’s knowledge?”) When viewing Danny’s life, I think it’s a fair question, what the hell have I been doing for the first 30 years of my life? He has 3 kids, a big ass house (maybe from his wife’s life insurance?), a Ford Mustang, and is the news anchor on Wake Up San Francisco. Perhaps an unrealistic look at a 30 year old but still pretty impressive.
I think a lot has changed since 1987. The most obvious is the access to information. People are more informed about life decisions and make better choices that suit them. Rather than decide to have DJ at 19, people wait to have kids when they are ready. It doesn’t bother me in the least that there is a perception of when the right time to make major life decisions is. It’s what set’s everyone apart. I believe the change in how things work in a mere 30 years is also unbelievable and we are rapidly changing this world.