real freedom isnt a matter of age

There’s this friend of mine with whom I was schooling until Abitur (~ A-levels). I know him since 18 years now and it’s a pleasure meeting him all the time – we currently work at the same company, his office is just one floor above mine.

He’s married with two lovely kids now and has already been working abroad for 5 years for an international organization.

There’s this age difference of 3 years between us and although he always used to be the youngest in our class, the age difference never mattered.

Today he told me he feels like being 40 years old whereas I feel like being something like 26 or so.

The truth is somewhere there in the middle.

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