Throughout life, as you develop – or degenerate – things sometimes return for a second visit and you appreciate them differently, depending on current circumstances. In Douglas Adams’ classic comedy, “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, I never quite understood why the book which the book is about had the words “Don’t Panic” inscribed in “large friendly letters” on its cover.
As a teenager I thought it strange, quirky and humorous: odd.
As an adult man, with a mortgage, working in a cyclic industry, thinking about starting a family, who reads widely about sub-prime meltdowns and global environmental breakdown, who gets nervous flying – I understand differently now…. great advice for being an adult.