That’s a lie they tell you in order to help control you. You can start all over any time in your life. If you get arrested and go to jail, that can really make things difficult for you later on.
Otherwise, there are literally fifty bajillion different ways you can start over at any time in your life. AT. ANY. TIME.
That’s the truth.
What Jess said. 1000x what Jess said.
My Dad retired from the Air Force and went back to school to get his PhD at the age of 60. He reinvented himself at SIXTY YEARS OLD. And now he’s a university professor and a researcher and he loves it. I left a decade-long career in advertising and am studying to be an archivist and I am super excited about all the new possibilities I have.
If you love something, do it. If you stop loving that thing, stop doing it and do something else. It will probably be hard and scary and some people will resist the change. But you are so much more than one thing, you should NEVER lock yourself into one future.
““We do our best to archive stuff, but we still worry about that… tech history is full of replacements, for search engines, browsers, social media, video game consoles… what happens when it goes away?” wondered Su. “It’s that whole ‘don’t build a house on someone’s else’s property.’” But what if building on someone else’s property is what makes your storytelling unique in the first place? It’s a conundrum. Successful transmedia storytelling is a balancing act between utilizing different platforms and modern technology, while knowing the same technology that powers your story is unreliable and, ultimately, temporary.”—
I definitely responded with “It’s the Dacia Sandero!” much to their confusion.
In our house, the phrase “Good News!” is often answered by “The Dacia Sandero now comes equipped with the Q42 Space Modulator?” Because I think everyone would buy a Dacia Sandero if it came with the Q42 Space Modulator.
Since 2000, when the park was established, many stories and artifacts relating to life in the 1940’s have been donated to the park. However, there are still many aspects of the civilian WWII home front that the park would like to discover and preserve, including the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Likely due to the prejudice and severe legal, economic and social consequences of revealing sexual orientation in the 1940s, the park’s museum collection does not yet have any information about LGBT civilians.
“There is a sense of urgency for the park to collect these and other under-represented stories, since many people from this generation have already passed away without documenting their contributions or experiences from World War II,” says Lead Park Ranger Elizabeth Tucker. The park is partnering with the Rosie the Riveter Trust, which supports the park’s efforts to document LGBT stories, and consulting with public historian Donna Graves to produce a traveling exhibit in 2015.
This information is a decade old. The article this quote comes from was written in 2004 and the source they cited for the statistic was published in 2003 by a conservative parents’ advocacy group and is no longer available, so we have no idea what the parameters were. I’m not saying women aren’t underrepresented in television, because they TOTALLY are. So are pretty much everybody except white dudes. I’m just saying take this quote with a grain or two of salt.This statistic may still be the case, but it seems unlikely given what I know of television today.