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DA NA NA NA NA NA, You Say It's Your Birthday...

Posted on the 10 May 2012 by Brainy @mybrainthings
... It's my Birthday too!
My birthday is in a few days.  I'll be 31 and I feel old.  Remember when you were young and birthdays were so exciting and awesome?! I remember what a huge deal it was to hit the big 1-0, double digits! And it was SO LONG to wait in between birthdays. Now it's like, "What the fuck?  Didn't we just do this?"
I was dreading turning 30, but once it happened, it was no big whoop.  I think the problem is that I feel like I haven't accomplished anything, at least nothing that I feel is significant enough to count.  I have been feeling an increased sense of urgency lately to get a move on and do all the things I want to do.  But I'm not old old yet, and I don't have (or am at least not aware of) any terminal illnesses, so what's my problem?
I've been spending a lot of time reading and thinking about Atheism and Humanism lately, so maybe that's it (I'm a Humanist).  This is the time we have, right now, and there is nothing else.  There is only going to be so many days until my body and mind start to degenerate, and then I'll have to instigate some sort of Anarchist Revolution to compensate for all the missed chances I could have taken in my life.  Who am I kidding? I am not organized enough to pull off something like that.  The pamphlet distribution alone would be a nightmare!  And, I might add, a waste of paper.  I mean, sure, many people will be killed, and life as we know it will be extinguished, but we shouldn't take it out on the trees!
So, I guess I need to start working harder to accomplish my goals, as seemingly impossible as they may be.  Maybe then I'll be able to look back at my life and think, "At least I tried, Dammit," before I hit the send all button on my (non-tree murdering) email with my instructions on toppling the government.  Here's a thought: I bet by the time I'm really old, we'll be able to send emails and stuff straight from a chip implanted in our brains!  And there should also be jet packs.  I've been waiting so long for a fucking jet pack, it's not even funny.

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