Tonight while I was out on a dessert run, I followed two teenagers skateboarding down a hill. They were both crouched down, going as fast as they could go, in the middle of the road. I was going about 55 km/h, and they had no trouble staying ahead of me. Neither of them were wearing any protection whatsoever.
I was busy thinking about how much I disapproved of what they were doing when I realized that’s the entry into adulthood…when you realize you are mortal.