Day 279: “Staying Relevant”

There seems to be a buzz phrase in American discourse about “staying relevant.”  You want to stay relevant if you are getting older, you want to stay relevant if you have a baby, and on and on.

Here’s my confusion about the concept of staying relevant.  It assumes you are relevant to begin with.  It fits a certain type of ego-centric personality to say that you want to stay relevant now, because of xyz that would otherwise get in the way of your relevance.

My advice to everyone is to work towards being relevant, not because of your ego or your past, but because of who you want to be and what you want to become.  Look forward, not backwards. 🙂

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