When I was young I thought I knew what older people knew and could do what they could.
I planned to do important things while younger than most. I saw no reason I shouldn’t be their peer.
I just had to prepare, not that preparation would take long.
But preparing took longer than I expected. Looking back, I see I couldn’t have done it faster.
Now I’m older, doing what prepared for, and I see why younger people can’t know or do some things, even ones as great as I thought I was.
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