Friday Thread: Pursuing dreams after you're 'grown up'?

I’m on all the big social media networks, but to be honest they’re mostly a bore for me at this point. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing what friends are up to, photos of their kids, and just funny memes and things like that. But it’s kinda the same old, same old (mostly) at this point.

The one social network that I’m absolutely addicted to, though, is Twitter. I never really was into it until about 4 or 5 years ago, but I’ve been hooked since I started using it regularly, because it’s kinda like a social network of people you don’t really know — and you can have conversations with people that fascinate you, from writers and scientists to actors and musicians, to really anyone.

The other day, I stumbled across this Twitter thread that I found both inspiring and thought-provoking. It made me wonder, why do we focus so much on achievement in the earliest stages of life, when SO MUCH interesting stuff happens to us later in life. (Just to name a couple, Ray Kroc didn’t launch McDonald’s until he was 59, and Delia Owens didn’t publish “Where the Crawdads Sing” until she was 69.)

Here’s the thread:

My question to you guys is, how are you thinking about the goals and dreams you want to pursue once you’re “grown up”? (Whatever that means!) We all need pursuits, we all need something to look forward to — even if it’s just a vacation. What are you dreaming of for the pursuits you’ll pursue, and how are you finding the courage to dare?

I realize this is a bit of a rambling post/question, but it’s what’s on my mind — and I’d love to know what’s on yours too. 😃 — Terrell