*Idris Elba is fine...but would not be nearly as fine stumbling around like a San Diego State freshman...not like he would, or anything. Right, Idris?
A buddy of mine is currently living it up in Vegas for a few days and this morning I got a 9am text telling me that he had yet to go to bed and how hard he goes in the “mutha f*ckin paint,” among other things…SMH. Dude is 33. This is so uncute…
While I get that everyone at every age needs to let loose and get wild from time to time, this shouldn’t be an excuse to regress back to the nonsense of freshman days past. You might have been cool back then, but fellas…that look no longer fits – kinda like that post-college interview suit. Goodwill it and get something new, like age appropriate behavior.
This doesn’t mean you need to walk around
Most goings-on are fair game, but how about we avoid these:
1. Public drunkenness
So you’re grown, you have a job, you have a mortgage, you handle your business – why are you trying to hard to look like you don’t? Huh?
2. Macking (or worse) on women that either appear too young for you or who are trying to appear too young for you…
Either way, this is problematic.
3. Nostalgically clinging to the “good ol’ days,” of which you hardly remember.
Word: If your early 20s were the best years of your life, maybe you should evaluate your life. Partying hard and living it up is a fun way to bide your time as you are working to get your ish together…so that you can actually live it up. If, at 28-33, you already looking to the past and not the future, well, you have some pondering to do…
4. Bragging about how hard you can party…
Dude – you are almost middle aged. No one in your age cohort is impressed by that anymore and…no one cares.
What am I missing?