Was talking with a colleague about a baseball player who is considered old at 39.
As both of us reached that milestone back in the previous century, it was sort of amusing to imagine 39 being over the hill -- even if the sports world admittedly is a special circumstance.
That's when he uttered the line I quote above.
Later, I got to thinking about it. And I believe a case could be made that 39 is a great age. One of the best, actually.
You're old enough to know a few things, and still young enough to have energy and ambition.
You are no longer a dumb kid addled by emotions whiplash. You don't feel the need to prove yourself every two seconds. You know something about who you are.
So here's the question.
Where were you and what were you doing when you were 39?
Or, if that's still a few years off for you, where do think you might be and what do you hope you will be doing?