I turned 29 the last month. I do not remember turning 28 as I was having one amazing holiday in Leh that time but turning 29 has got me thinking. It’s easy to get philosophical about getting older by the year and I am doing the easy thing. Here are eight ‘things’ that come to my philosophical self, that capture what an average Indian would be going through, on turning 29.
1. You begin to accept reality and become pragmatic
There’s no point chasing unicorns now.
2. Saving money makes sense to you
Yes, you still have the same amount of money left in your account on the last day of the month, as you had when you started working. You still are willing to make a futile attempt to mend your ways.
3. You realise that there are only a few you can call friends
You can’t lie about this. You are surrounded by many people but there are only those few you count on.
4. You start valuing time spent with family
Yupp, they’re the ones who stood by you and would continue to do so.
5. Mid-life crisis is going to hit you soon
You can run but you cannot hide. When it hits you, hit it back with laughter and a middle finger.
6. You finally have a favourite spirit
Single malt from the highlands? Bourbon? Vodka? Or just plain and simple Absynthe? And you have this urge of getting wasted like you used to, in college.
7. Your jokes make sense only to your friends
The words that you utter are just incongruous to those younger than or older to you.
8. Your favourite music tracks are now retro
Unfortunately, this is true. Every track that you used to listen to, growing up of in college, is retro now.