The day after

As you may know, yesterday was my 30th birthday. I don’t view it as a big deal like some people seem to. To me, it was just another day, only with cake. Who doesn’t love a day with cake?
 
I don’t feel any older, but I do feel a bit wiser. I know I’ve got a long way to go in the wisdom department, and I also know that age doesn’t necessarily bring wisdom, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling the way I do. I know it’s not the age that brought it, but the experiences along the way. I also know that there are far wiser individuals than me and that’s a piece of knowledge that keeps me humble.
 
I don’t think it’s necessarily that I am any wiser than I was a few days ago, it’s just that I’ve never looked at myself as wise before. I’ve always been intelligent, but intelligence and wisdom are two very different things. I think that in itself takes a bit of wisdom to see, so I must be making some progress.
 
I’m not saying I feel like an old man (30 is not old, though I can’t seem to convince my wife of that). I’m just now starting to realize the man I’ve grown into and though I could stand to make a few changes, I’m generally pleased with what I see. I’m finally becoming the man I always hoped I would be, and there’s no shame in that.
 
Here’s to future growth as an individual and as a member of the human race.

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