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If Only They Would Listen to Me!

When I was a sophomore in college, I was brilliant. Perhaps, in my final years, I will be again. Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal charts epistemic humility over time.

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When I was 33, I read Harry Browne's How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World and realized that I didn't have to (or even could) solve anyone's problems but my own. I had read the same book a decade earlier, but wasn't ready to accept that truth.
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When you're young, you worry about what people think of you.
When you're middle-aged, you don't care what people think of you.
When you're old, you realize nobody was ever thinking of you.
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