I suppose this is the place for these types of discussions. I've been on BF for a number of years now, ever since 24 or something like that. I have been through several career and education path and now find myself at 31, working in a IT related job that I don't particularly enjoy, while my love for bicycling and green engineering are left in their place. I did a graduate degree in sustainability and I have worked for a number of years at a LBS. Here is my reason for posting.
to those that are my seniors, do people with more experience consider it pompous that younger folks always stick how old they are within the second or third sentence of your conversation in an attempt to somehow gain recognition? Is this bad? I am confused because sadly i am one of those people, I tell people I am 31 in some false hope that my conversation or my ideas are somehow taken more seriously. how much of it is just the fact i am in the wrong field and I need to realign myself?
clearly this is not something that is keeping me up at night, but I do think about it every now and then.
I am humbly asking for your opinion, i hope your response will reflect that understanding, thanks so much.