When I meet someone new, I try to guess how old they are. Not solely by their look, but by their entire personality.
What tone do they speak in?
How put-together are they?
What do they know about me?
Many of these questions stem from your standard observational routines. As a consultant, you learn a lot from merely looking at someone. Your consulting ability stems from your tactical observations of your client's needs. If you can't figure out someone's needs, you shouldn't be in the relationship- business or pleasure.
My mind races through gestures, tweaks and quirks of the person I meet, trying to understand them. All of a sudden, they make an off-hand comment about my experience. I reply with a comment along the lines of 'at my age', and there it is.
"How old are you?"
I stammer, "23-uh-22-I think" I uncomfortably chuckle. They smile back at me, maybe a laugh escapes their lips as their expression mirrors mine.
Why do we forget our age?
It's not like we don't celebrate it every year. It's not like we don't write it on every important and unimportant document in our lives. It's not like we use it for necessary things like alcohol.
I believe it's because we don't need it. It doesn't stop me from getting a job, writing a book, performing in bed, or writing this post. Age can add another person's impression of you, but anything else can outweigh it, if it's heavy enough.
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Dorian Chatarpaul, @WriteWilde