Until a man is twenty-five...

By Hal Canary, 2004-01-14 23:38:34 (link)
#life

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.

---Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (ch. 36)

I am fast aproaching my twenty-sixth birthday. I may even die someday. Scary thought. I could become a badass hero-type. I just lack proper motivation.


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