Ok, I really wish I’d come across this when I was a little younger, say 10-15 years ago. I’ve learned most of this stuff already (some by observation of people I admire, some by awkward situations I didn’t understand, and some by my wife who is a constant source of inspiration to me).
A brief excerpt from the introduction:
And when I instruct you to grow up, I do not mean that you must read up on mortgage rates, put aside candy necklaces, or desist from substituting the word “poo” for crucial syllables of movie titles. Silliness is not only still permitted but actively encouraged. You must, however, stop viewing carelessness, tardiness, helplessness, or any other quality better suited to a child as either charming or somehow beyond your control. A certain grace period for the development of basic consideration and self-sufficiency is assumed, but once you have turned 25, the grace period is over, and starring in a film in your head in which you walk the earth alone is no longer considered a valid lifestyle choice, but rather grounds for exclusion from social occasions.
Here are 20 things everyone 25 years old and over must do. Please enjoy.
© 2009 Scott Wiersdorf