In six months, I hit the big 4-0. And yet, I don't feel like I'm an almost 40 year old. I mean, that I act like a big kid at times. This shouldn't be confused with acting childish, but more having some of the same qualities that make little children so adobrable.
It seems that I am not the only one who doesn't seem to act his age:
When I look at myself in the mirror, I find this much more difficult to gauge. I tend to see someone younger than me looking back at me.
I wonder if this is because I don’t feel thirty five years old?
I’ve never really felt like an adult. Adults act in a certain way - with a certain type of maturity. I suspect to a degree I judge the age of other people based on how they act as well as how they look. And as I don’t act the way a thirty five year old does, perhaps that’s why I don’t see a thirty five year old looking back at me from the mirror.
Do any of you also experience this strange sort of age dislocation?
(raises hand) I do, I do!
This makes me wonder: what is it that makes persons with Aspergers have a child-nature? What's going on in our noggins?
Well, I'm off to get on a seesaw. ;)