The Golden Years

“I’ve been there for all the golden years and I can tell you they weren’t golden at the time” – Lorne Michaels

This was Lorne Michael’s response to Marc Maron when asked about the golden years of Saturday Night Live. How is it possible that he missed this with legends like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Dan Aykroyd? Because it’s in our DNA- we often fail to recognize how great the now is. To kick the can of happiness down the road is what keeps us going.

At age:

10- We think things will be better when I’m an adult.

15-  We think things will be better when I get my license.

17- We think things will be better when I go to college.

21- We think things will be better when I get my first job.

25- We think things will be better when I get promoted.

27- We think things will be better when I get married.

30- We think things will be better when I buy a house.

32- We think things will be better when I have kids.

35- We think things will be better when I make partner.

40- We think things will be better when I get a bigger house.

45- We think things will be better when my kids go to college.

50- We think things will be better when my kids move out.

55- We think things will be better when I retire.

60- We think things will be better when I have grandchildren.

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Having something to look forward to is great, but taking time to enjoy the journey is better. Life is short, the golden years are now.

Source:

WTF

 

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