No One Knows What They Are Doing at 27


Congratulations, dingbat. You made it into Time Magazine.

Wait, there is still a Time Magazine? I did not know that.

In any event, the fetishization of lifestyle choices continues to be an American navel-gazing experience. If you don't want to have children, you have that right. This is America. But don't tell me that you have life figured out at the age of 27. Changes will hit you in your life, things will happen, and your decisions can be put into flux at the drop of a hat.

The act of deciding not to have children should be a freedom enjoyed by many and there shouldn't be anything socially unacceptable about it. Plenty of people know they are assholes and they have chosen not to inflict society with their douchebaggery and their assholedness. Good for them. Give them a tax break.

And, just to be clear, when you write about yourself as if you are unremarkable, you are trying to show people how much "different" you are from them because of the act of writing. If you were truly unremarkable, you'd put on a muu muu and tell Time Magazine to go fuck themselves.