That's right: it's time to stop partying and eating birthday cake, people, and think about what in the name of Sam Hill we're doing, here. Lots of people are blatantly getting older, all around us, and by blatant I mean having birthdays. As many of my alert friends have pointed out, we are all getting older every second of the day.
The serious question, though, is what are we doing about it? This is a personal and complex question. Some people will think mostly about what they are doing with their lives, while others are obsessed with fighting the signs of life. Aging life, that is. Some people are trying to accumulate war metals, while others are trying to erase them. It's a mixed up world, but one thing is clear: time is running out to get that Ph.D, write that novel, or invent the perfect widget. The world's most amazing geniuses did all their best work in their twenties, and here we are, getting farther and farther away from our youth, and thus less youthful, every day.
So, now that we've had all this birthday fun and ballyhoo, it's time to come back to earth. I leave you with something grave indeed to ponder:
Have a meaningful and productive Tuesday: if your newest coworkers are younger than some of your clothes, then it's time to clean out that sock drawer. Good luck! It's tough, making these difficult and often emotional decisions.