Most of the time … I’d say 99% of the time … I’m happy with being the age I am. The one per cent, when I find myself wishing I was born much later, has to do with web/computer stuff. There are so many things I would have loved to learn … coding, most of all … creating WordPress themes and stuff like that. I know, I know … they tell me it’s never too late to learn, but c’mon … I’m getting close to sixty and “my future is already in the rear view mirror” 😀 I’ve settled for admiring other people’s work. Also, I’m grateful for having lived in both worlds … i.e. before the Internet, which enables me to appreciate it all! I’ve lived with razor blades for correcting typos on the typewriter!
As late as 1995 I was still sitting in a hospital, typing on a typewriter. The smaller clinics, outside the hospital were computerized, and that caused a bit of confusion. There were doctors, who’d worked outside, who asked me questions like, «could you, please, MOVE that paragraph up there?!», when I was typing something up with two carbon copies! 🙂
Now … thinking about all this, there’s one aspect of it that outweighs every dream I might have had of becoming a theme creator: cyber bullying. That is something that sends chills up my spine, and I have enough imagination to realise the sufferings many kids must go through today! We had one example here, in our neighbouring province, Nova Scotia … a girl who was given lots of booze at a party, got raped when she was unconscious, filmed/photographed with a smartphone, and all the footage distributed around the school. She eventually killed herself. That’s just one example!
I can vividly recall what it was like, being in school at that age, when you were still a bit uncertain of your identity, trying to fit in … all the girls, the «it-girl» and all that … they could be really mean! I was lucky, but I remember the less fortunate ones, and can only imagine all the evil ways they could have come up with today, with Facebook and smartphones.
Those were the thoughts that came up in my mind, just by looking at some WordPress themes!