“Believing that we just reached the peak of our personal evolution makes us feel good,” Dr. Quoidbach said. “The ‘I wish that I knew then what I know now’ experience might give us a sense of satisfaction and meaning, whereas realizing how transient our preferences and values are might lead us to doubt every decision and generate anxiety.”
In other words, I am going to change just as much in the next ten years as I did transitioning from my 20s to my 30s. So will my parents. So will everybody else I know.
I don’t really feel like my preferences and values are transient though.
Thanks a pantload, science.
Anybody reading this who’s familiar with the concept of spoons… I have one left. When I’m at the center working on things I feel all upbeat, and when I’m home, I’m not, so I guess I’m going out today.