The great benefit of growing older is a growing understanding of our self. We know what we're worth, we know what we can do and what we cannot do, and we are coming to terms with the discrepancy between our ambitions and our abilities. We come to the realization that in the grand scheme of things, we are simultaneously the most important life-form around on a personal level and a completely inconsequential bleep on the screen of world events. And we are wise enough to find peace in that realization.
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