When I was younger I wanted to have an affect on the world. Like most young people, I felt I was a very smart person. And I felt, if I could just convince other people to think the way that I was thinking, that we could reverse the negative direction that society was moving in, and create a better world.
Whereas nowadays, I just let it all slide. I mostly just want to quietly sit off by myself and watch the world spinning off in whatever direction it’s going to spin off into, from a safe distance. Hopefully… . I still have inklings of my old “social crusader” side. But mostly I just keep my mouth shut.
When I was younger I guess I wanted to make things happen. Now that I’m old, I guess it’s more like I’ve already happened.