Well-Squandered Youth

"When I met my wife, I was cripplingly serious. No, I mean like special-parking-space serious."
~ Andrew Osenga

I used to think I had missed the greatest opportunity of youth: The freedom to make mistakes and learn by experience.

Then I realized that I hadn't. I spent those years dispensing with one of the greatest errors a person can commit: Taking oneself too seriously, enslaved by a terror of being wrong.

I learned by experience that it's no way to live.
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
~ CS Lewis, "On Three Ways of Writing for Children"