My son and I tuned into the Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week. We debated some of the issues that were brought up, but don’t worry, I won’t get into politics here.
Instead, I wanted to comment on how surprised I was that Kentanji Brown Jackson was born in 1970. That makes her YOUNGER than me by a full 4 years!
After that shock hit me, I discovered that Jackson wouldn’t even be the youngest Supreme Court Justice, as Amy Coney Barrett was born in 1972. Neil Gorsuch is also younger than me (1967) – but thankfully, I’m a full year younger than old man Brett Kavanaugh (1965).
At age 55, I find myself paradoxically ‘old’ in some situations and ‘young’ in others. Being early retired exacerbates that feeling. I often joke to my son that “my turn running the world is about over and it’s time for younger people like you to do the hard work now.” 🙂
I guess I thought that was a funny joke until this week, when I realize that younger people are starting to run the world now. Whether it’s politicians, business leaders, Hollywood stars, writers, artists, sports personalities, or trend makers, I increasingly feel that the torch of leadership really is “being passed to a new generation”
(Yes, I know I could still be President, given the ages of Biden & Trump!)
What makes you feel old or young relative to the new leaders of current events?
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