Anyone else feel like they're 'ten years behind'


#1

Read an article about Chris Moyles where he said Emma Freud told him he’s ‘a decade late with his life’ and that’s exactly how I feel. So I’m the same as Chris Moyles. Except I’m a late bloomer without the bloom :disappointed_relieved:

Do you feel like your life experiences and your literal age are harmonious? I need a life coach or something. Jeremy off Peep Show


#2

Ahm oot.


#3

I don’t really understand what that would mean in real terms. Do you mean you think you’re now at the same level of worldliness (for want of a better term) as people who are 10 years younger than you on average?


#4

OK, and what should I do after I’ve red it


#5

Yep

and 10 years behind people my age. I need to change the past.


#6

Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair?


#7

Yes, I have poster of johnny borrell in my room and watch skins


#8

Remember that ‘Ten Years Younger’ TV programme, where that awful posh woman would just force people to get loads of plastic surgery to make themselves feel better.


#9

10 years is a long time. I’m not sure you should assume a blanket situation just because you aren’t as au fait with parcel posting as the rest of us, or whatever?


#10

hey barleysugar, compared to me you’re really successful so don’t worry about it x


#11

In a DT class in highschool in year 8 we had to make a little wooden box with dovetail joints and I fucked it up and would spend the entire week wracked with worry wondering how I could fix an unfixable problem and wishing so badly that I could rewind my life. I think ever since then I’ve just wanted to rewind my life to before I fucked up the box and then do everything properly


#12

Truth time though, you’d fuck it up again wouldn’t you? I certainly would.


#13

I feel I’m old before my time.


#14

I wouldn’t worry about arbitrary timescales and putting pressure on yourself to “hit” them. Just try working at the things you care about and want to improve on. And don’t take a shit in a stall with a urinal directly attached to the stall wall.


#15

Yes


#16

I don’t know about ten years, probably about five years. profoundly so.

but then in other ways, I feel more worldly than some people ten years older than me, in the way I look at certain things, .

probably the case for most people, in the sense that some elements of your life fall into neglect while others develop quicker.


#17

fuck it, it all balances out doesnt it


#18

Kind of feel it is specific to people my age, that there used to be a conveyor belt of education, work, family that kind of broke down and we all mooched around for our 20s, feel like it might not affect younger people as much as everything is more competitive now and they don’t have the luxury. Also individually I am way behind my peers


#19

maybe? like, I feel really melancholy because o my wasted youth, but then the wisened parts of me fucking love melancholy, so


#20