Since this is my birthday month, I'm especially aware of the fact that I have, indeed, spent three decades of life already. It's all gone by inconceivably fast and I'm very sure 80 is just around the corner.
Hence, the following paragraph, via Tyler over at MR, made me chuckle and think.
"When I'm old, I want to be the octogenarian that the Young Turks come to with their crazy new ideas. I don't want to be the senior professor that the whippersnapper assistant profs avoid. Above all else, I never want to be a lunch tax - I like lunch too much."