"The things that really make you 22 are A) modeling your own life after the characters on Girls in exactly the same way that a previous generation did on characters from Sex and the City, while simultaneously harboring the belief that the depth of your worldview and artistic nature makes you vastly superior to that of anyone who would model themselves on something so gauche as a TV show character, and B) writing first-person essays on the internet that you will look back on with disgust. So rest easy, Taylor Cotter: you are 22."
Mine was the last generation for whom their 20s would not live forever on the Internet. I do not envy those that came after me.
Amen, brother. We’re both lucky in that way. I’ve been online longer than most my age, but even in ‘95 I knew better then to let it ALL hang out! Most of my painfully self-absorbed (even more so than now!) writing is luckily mostly committed to paper you’ll never see.