"...(t)here's a point at which you have to accept that certain hopes and dreams won't be realized...the lost margin for error. When you're in your 20s and even your 30s, you can waste months, squander love, say yes to all the wrong things and no to all the right ones. And you can still recover because there are so many more months....to come. The mistakes of youth are an education. The mistakes later on are just a shame.
But there's something else you start to notice....more than before, you're able to find the good in the bad. You start to master perspective, realizing that with a shift in it...what's bothersome can evaporate and what only seems to be urgent really isn't."